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2014-07-08 08:21:07

Governors Highway Safety Association and The Allstate Foundation partner to identify initiatives key to reversing unbelted teen fatalities WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buckling up has always been a simple action that dramatically increases a person's chances of surviving a crash, but more than half of teen drivers killed in 2012 failed to use a seat belt. What's more shocking is that this number has increased by six percent over the last three years. And worse, teen...

2014-05-30 08:21:15

Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota Selected WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds in the U.S. To help combat this problem, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced today that six of its member State Highway Safety Offices have been awarded $100,000 in grants from Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL). Elements of the award-wining teen driving program,...

2014-05-06 12:21:29

Overall Motorcyclist Safety Has Not Improved in 15 Years WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For only the second year since 1997, U.S. motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease in 2013, according to a new analysis of preliminary state data released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The latest Spotlight on Highway Safety report also notes that despite the probable 7 percent decrease in rider deaths, motorcyclist safety has not improved in fifteen...

2014-05-01 08:21:43

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of the eighth anniversary of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month(®), local youth joined members of the National Transportation Safety Board, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Governors Highway Safety Association, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and Safe Kids Worldwide today at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to address the issue of road safety...

2014-04-03 12:21:19

More Than 40 States Join National Push to Fight Distraction WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Distracted driving is a significant problem on America's roadways. According to the latest federal data, more than 3,328 were killed people and approximately 421,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers nationwide in 2012. These numbers are likely under-reported because of the difficulty in determining the role distraction plays in crashes....

2014-03-29 23:04:45

Ohio pedestrian accident attorney Scott Elliot Smith of the Law Offices of Scott Elliot Smith weighs in on a report revealing fewer pedestrian fatalities nationwide and in Ohio in 2013. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Reversing a longtime trend, the number of pedestrian fatalities declined nationwide in 2013 for the first time since 2009, including a 37 percent decrease in Ohio pedestrian fatalities, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Columbus personal...

2014-03-05 08:22:33

States Use Engineering, Education, Enforcement to Address Crashes WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time since 2009, the number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is declining. Compared with the first six months of 2012, pedestrian deaths fell 8.7 percent during the first half of 2013, according to a new report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Specifically, comparing pedestrian fatality data for January through...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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