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2012-04-03 06:20:36

West Virginia Becomes 36th State to Ban Texting While Driving WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GHSA congratulates West Virginia, Wisconsin and Virginia for passing new laws to make our roadways safer. West Virginia and Wisconsin enacted distracted driving legislation, while Virginia is getting tougher on drunk drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) Today, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is signing a bill making West Virginia the 36th...

2012-03-27 06:20:25

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) will be among the panelists at the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB's) Attentive Driving - Countermeasures for Distraction forum taking place today in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) Christopher J. Murphy, GHSA's Immediate Past Chairman and Director of the California Office of Highway Safety, will be speaking during the second panel,...

2012-03-08 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) highlights the continued role speeding plays in traffic deaths and makes recommendations to address the problem. Despite progress in nearly every other area of highway safety, speeding continues to be a factor in approximately one third of traffic deaths every year. In 2010, 10,530 people lost their lives in speeding-related crashes in the U.S. and Puerto...

2012-03-08 07:43:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a new report, "Survey of the States: Speeding and Aggressive Driving," on the role that speeding plays in traffic deaths. Speeding continues to be a factor in one-third of traffic deaths every year, while almost every other area of highway safety steadily progresses. The GHSA recommends that states explore addressing speed concerns with aggressive driving enforcement...

2012-02-16 10:00:00

First Increase in Eight Years Raises Concerns WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that the number of 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths in passenger vehicles increased slightly for the first six months of 2011, based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Overall, 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths increased from 190 to 211 - an 11 percent increase. If...

2012-01-30 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program, in partnership with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) in the United States, kicks off its ninth year of saving teen lives Globally, program has trained more than 500,000 new drivers through online and professional hands-on driver instruction In the United States, DSFL focuses on teen drivers; in China and other Asia Pacific markets, the program is aimed at first-time drivers...

2011-12-14 09:23:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All too often, holiday festivities take a deadly turn when an individual chooses to drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car. Last year, 415 people were killed in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver or motorcycle rider in the last half of December alone. And, according to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, January 1 is among the top five deadliest days on America's roadways. (Logo:...

2011-10-18 11:08:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe teen driving is a top concern for the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). National Teen Driver Safety Week, being held October 16-22, is an excellent time to draw attention this important issue. While teen traffic deaths have been declining, they still remain the number one cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. As the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety notes, more than 730,000 young drivers ages 15-18 were involved in...

2011-10-13 08:30:00

Drugged Driving Summit to be Held October 14 WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced today that it has strengthened its drugged driving policy during its recent Annual Meeting, held September 25-28 in Cincinnati. The new policy supports elevating drugged driving to a national priority and calls upon states to undertake several strategies to address this emerging highway safety issue. GHSA wants states to implement...

2011-09-22 10:33:00

Highway Safety Culture Change is Focus WASHINGTON and CINCINNATI, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services are hosting the 2011 GHSA Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, September 25-28. Approximately 450 highway safety, law enforcement and public health officials from across the country are registered to attend. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) The...