With funding from a Ford Driving Skills for Life and GHSA teen driving grant, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) hosted its 2018 Youth and Young Adults Conference earlier this year. This event brought together more than 150 students and advisors from high schools and colleges throughout the state for programming to help them effectively champion highway safety in their home communities.
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The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) received a grant from GHSA and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to help law enforcement recognize and arrest drug-impaired drivers. This grant funding came at a particularly key time as Nevada legalized recreational marijuana use.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) received a GHSA and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's (Responsibility.org) 2017 drug-impaired driving grant. With this funding, WisDOT provided Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) training to 310 law enforcement officers throughout the state.
In 2017, Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) awarded the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office (NDOT-HSO) a grant to support the state's teen driving efforts. NDOT-HSO used this grant to host two events in Lincoln and Papillion to teach local teens the importance of safe driving behaviors.
NASCAR’s fan base largely overlaps with those drivers most likely to undertake risky behaviors behind the wheel, and several State Highway Safety Offices have collaborated with drivers and tracks to deliver the safe driving message. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is one such state, partnering with the Kentucky Speedway for “Buckle Up in Your Truck 225.”
The West Virginia Governor's Highway Safety Program was one of the recipients of GHSA and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's (Responsibility.org) 2017 grants to combat drug-impaired driving.
Before receiving the grant, West Virginia had 33 trained Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) providing services to the state's 55 counties. In order to fill gaps in staffing, West Virginia sought to use this funding to add an additional DRE training class in 2017.
In 2017, the New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) received a grant from GHSA and the National Road Safety Foundation to tackle the issue of drowsy driving on the state's roadways. With this grant, GTSC partnered with Stony Brook University's School of Health Technology and Management to develop the Stop Drowsy Driving Initiative.