News Releases

As the voice of highway safety, GHSA produces periodic news releases on topics of importance to its membership and the highway safety community.

As Drivers Return to the Roadways, Seven States Receive Grants to Stop High Risk Impaired Driving

July 1, 2020

CONTACT: Adrian Nicholas, 202-580-7934,

GHSA & to Award $245,000 in Highway Safety Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the sixth consecutive year, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( are awarding grants to help states keep Americans safe from the most dangerous impaired drivers.

Road Deaths Decline in 2019, But Challenges Remain in COVID-19 Era

May 5, 2020

CONTACT: Joe Feese, 202-580-7930,

Statement by GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 36,120 people were killed on U.S. roadways in 2019, a 1.2% decrease from 2018 and the third straight year of modest declines.

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