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.

New Campaign Promotes Rear Belt Use in Ride-Share Vehicles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2019

CONTACT: Madison Forker, 202-580-7930

Uber and GHSA team up to keep back seat passengers safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the summer travel season kicks off, Uber and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) are pleased to announce a reinvigorated and refreshed “Make it Click: Every seat. Every ride” national effort encouraging ride-share customers, and all back-seat vehicle passengers, to always buckle up.

Study Shows Distracted Driving is Changing, but Risks Remain

Statement for attribution to Governors Highway Safety Association Director of Policy and Government Relations Russ Martin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) thanks the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for conducting ongoing research to better understand the prevalence of distracted driving and its role in traffic crashes.

New Report: No Progress on Reducing Speeding-Related Traffic Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2019

CONTACT: Madison Forker, 202-580-7930

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) highlights excessive vehicle speed as a persistent factor in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle-related fatalities. Despite this, speeding is not given enough attention as a traffic safety issue and is widely deemed culturally acceptable by the motoring public.

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