Latest Governors Highway Safety Association Stories

2011-07-25 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad range of safety, auto, insurance and alcohol industry groups and companies has called on Congress to pass legislation to provide funding for an advanced drunk driving detection research program which could lead to more than 8,000 fewer highway fatalities each year and a nationwide economic cost saving of approximately $130 billion annually. In a letter to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica...

2011-07-18 13:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- High school group wins $25,000 in savings bonds as first place winners in a Ford Driving Skills for Life nationwide song contest about the dangers of distracted driving Teens also win free trip to Usher's New Look Foundation World Leadership Conference to speak in workshop with Usher and John Rich, country music star and Celebrity Apprentice The national contest engages teen musicians in educational campaign about the dangers of distracted...

2011-07-14 00:00:31

Recent review of 350-plus studies concludes that texting increases wrecks, and outlawing it is advisable, says Houston car accident lawyer Brad T. Wyly. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 A new comprehensive report on distracted driving underscores that it was misguided for Texas Gov. Rick Perry to veto a ban on texting behind the wheel, Houston auto accident lawyer Brad T. Wyly said today. Released July 7, the Governors Highway Safety Association's review of more than 350 scientific studies...

2011-07-08 08:40:00

A new report by U.S. vehicle safety group Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) finds that despite nationwide initiatives to ban cell phone use while driving, there is no evidence they are effective, as up to 25 percent of car accidents are still attributed to cell phone use behind the wheel.The 40-page report, "Distracted Driving: What Research Shows and What States Can Do," released Thursday, urges states to enact bans on texting while driving and cellphone use by novice drivers, even...

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