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Latest Governors Highway Safety Association Stories

2012-09-06 06:20:25

Organization Supports New State Legislation WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During its recent Annual Meeting, the membership of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) strengthened its policy positions in two emerging areas of highway safety: distracted driving and drugged driving. Distracted Driving GHSA's new policy broadens its support of distracted driving legislation to include a call for handheld bans for all drivers. Previously, the...

2012-09-05 06:20:30

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), in partnership with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) in the United States, kicks off its fall program with stops in Alaska and Hollywood during September This fall's tour reaches out to rural teen drivers who are twice as likely to be killed in auto crashes, according to government statistics DSFL has trained more than 500,000 new drivers through online and professional hands-on driver...

2012-08-23 14:20:08

BALTIMORE, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEPT Driver, a California company that develops driver safety programs that are proven to reduce crashes, will participate in the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Annual Meeting on August 26-28 in Baltimore, MD. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120823/SF62269LOGO) GHSA represents state highway safety offices that implement programs to address behavioral highway safety issues, including: driver and passenger protection,...

2012-08-23 06:20:22

Focus on Highway Safety as a Public Health Priority WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Maryland Highway Safety Office are hosting approximately 450 of the nation's top highway safety, law enforcement and public health officials at the 2012 GHSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) The meeting, Public Health + Highway Safety:...

2012-07-03 06:21:24

Funding Essential to Reduce Drunk, Distracted and Unbelted Drivers WASHINGTON, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) praised Congress today for passage of the surface transportation extension known as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century or MAP-21. The new law extends transportation funding for a host of programs until September of 2014. These include behavioral highway safety programs addressing issues such as drunk driving,...

2012-07-02 06:20:31

Broader Distracted Driving Definition Included WASHINGTON , July 2, 2012 The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) today announced that the 4(th) Edition of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Guideline has been posted online at www.mmucc.us. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) MMUCC is a voluntary Guideline that helps states determine what data to collect at the scene of a motor vehicle crash. The Guideline will, among other things, help...

2012-06-05 02:20:23

DEARBORN, Mich., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer months are the most dangerous for teens as they face risks associated with impaired driving, reckless driving and distracted driving Ford Motor Company Fund is partnering with the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Office of Criminal Justice Services and Westfield Insurance to offer free Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) safe-driving clinics to eligible Ohio teen drivers Ohio Summer Tour will train 1,200 teen drivers in Cincinnati,...

2012-05-22 18:20:07

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motorcyclist fatalities for 2011 will be about the same as 2010, according to a preliminary report released on May 22 by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Based on preliminary data, the GHSA reports that fatalities decreased by 1.67 percent during the first nine months of 2011. However, the association projects the final tally will be very close to the 4,502 fatalities reported...

2012-05-22 06:20:31

Strengthening Economy and Rising Gas Prices Don't Bode Well WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) finds that no progress was made in reducing motorcyclist deaths in 2011. Based upon preliminary data from 50 states and the District of Columbia, GHSA projects that motorcycle fatalities remained at about 4,500 in 2011, the same level as 2010. Meanwhile, earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic...

2012-04-10 06:21:27

DEARBORN, Mich., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teens face special risks associated with impaired driving, reckless driving and distracted driving during this time of year The Governors Highway Safety Association reports a slight upward trend in teen traffic fatalities during the first six months of 2011, the most recent data available $100,000 in new Ford grants support state initiatives to enhance teen driving programs As prom and graduation season approaches, Ford Driving Skills for...