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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...

2013-10-17 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What's the most important factor in keeping young drivers safe on the road? Parental involvement. While developmental and behavior issues coupled with inexperience impact teen crash risk, parents play a critical role in helping teens survive their most dangerous driving years, stressed the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The reminder comes at the onset of National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 20-26, which this year...

2013-09-18 12:22:27

Association Sets Priorities, Revises Drugged-Driving Policy WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kendell Poole, Director of the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office, was re-elected chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), at the association's Annual Meeting, held in late August in San Diego. GHSA is the national nonprofit organization that represents the state and territorial state highway safety offices across the country. (Logo:...

2013-08-23 16:20:17

Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting Focuses on Technology ELK GROVE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEPT Driver, a California company that develops proven crash reduction programs, will showcase teenSMART, an award winning program for teen drivers, and Lifelong Driver, a program designed to improve driving safety for mature drivers, at the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) annual meeting in San Diego, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt August 25 - August 28. Dr....

2013-07-17 12:20:29

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With 50 percent of the U.S. adult population now owning smartphones and the wireless industry reporting a subscription penetration rate of 102.2 percent, today the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released its second look at how states are dealing with the problem of distracted driving. The report, "2013 Distracted Driving: Survey of the States," reveals that since 2010 more states are enacting and enforcing laws,...

2013-07-11 12:20:44

Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Utah Selected WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the summer driving season--the deadliest time on the road for teens--in full swing, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced that five of its members have been awarded a total of $100,000 in teen driving grant funding from Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL). Elements of the award-winning teen driving program, developed collaboratively by...

2013-06-26 08:21:14

Traffic Safety Organization Recommends Using Speed Safety Cameras to Reduce Speeding and Save Teen Lives WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) commends the Governors Highway Safety Association's (GHSA) release of a report highlighting the dangers of speeding among teen drivers. The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) agrees with GHSA's efforts to promote the critical road safety issue, as well as the report's...

2013-06-25 12:20:26

New Report Discusses Solutions for Both States and Parents WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speeding is a primary culprit in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). "Speeding-Related Fatal Crashes Among Teen Drivers and Opportunities for Reducing the Risks," authored by Dr. Susan Ferguson, states that speeding as a contributor in fatal teen driver crashes has inched up over...