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2011-05-16 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Officer John Saunders has been named a "Champion of Change" as part of President Obama's Winning the Future initiative. GHSA nominated Mr. Saunders, who was selected along with 19 other transportation professionals who embody the concepts of "Innovate, Educate and Build" across the nation's transportation system. Today, Mr. Saunders and GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha are participating in...

2011-05-03 11:45:00

Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri and New York are the winners WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As National Youth Traffic Safety Month kicks off, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced that four of its members have received $80,000 in grant funding from Ford Driving Skills For Life (Ford DSFL), the teen driving program developed collaboratively by Ford Motor Company Fund and GHSA. $20,000 each is being awarded to highway safety agencies in Maine,...

2011-04-19 09:00:00

Fatalities decline overall by at least 2% but increase later in year WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that motorcycle fatalities declined in 2010 by at least 2 percent. Based upon preliminary data, GHSA projects that motorcycle fatalities declined from 4,465 in 2009 to 4,376 or less in 2010. The projection is based upon data from 50 states and the District of Columbia. The decline comes...

2011-02-07 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major expansion of the Ford Driving Skills for Life program, teens in high schools spanning 15 states will learn proper driving skills through hands-on driving clinics with professional drivers at their own high school parking lots The program - an award-winning, free driver's education program - offers hands-on driving clinics, web training, contests and other interactive tools to teach new drivers safe driving skills The Ford Motor Company...

2011-02-01 09:30:00

Statement for Attribution to Barbara Harsha, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) demonstrating that red light cameras save lives and reduce traffic crashes is welcome news. According to IIHS, had red light cameras been in place during the period they studied in all 99 U.S. cities with populations more than 200,000, a total of 815 deaths could...

2011-01-31 09:55:00

-- Ford Motor Company Fund and the Governors Highway Safety Association are intensifying their effort to educate teen drivers about the dangers of distracted driving - such as texting while driving - through the nationwide Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) program. -- Teens ages 15-19 are encouraged to compose and perform original songs focusing on distracted driving through a national songwriting competition entitled "Belt it Out." -- 1st place winners will receive $5,000 savings...

2011-01-20 10:00:00

Fatalities projected up during first six months for the first time in 5 years WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that pedestrian fatalities increased during the first six months of 2010. While the increase is small - 0.4 percent - it is notable because overall traffic fatalities during this period were significantly down, and this comes on the heels of four straight years of steady...

2010-12-13 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association strongly supports the national "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest." holiday drunk driving enforcement crackdown. According to GHSA Chairman Vernon F. Betkey, Jr., "State highway safety agencies are aggressively participating in this year's effort. State law enforcement partners will be making a very visible enforcement presence by increasing their drunk driving checkpoints and saturation...

2010-11-05 08:50:00

Program to teach more than 400 teens hands-on safety training to address key teen crash problems TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Governors Highway Safety Association: More than 400 Tucson area teens will be participating in the Ford Driving Skills for Life Ride and Drive hands-on driving safety event. Program is one of the only in the nation with a comprehensive series of exercises that allow teens to learn firsthand about...

2010-11-01 10:00:00

Program to teach more than 400 teens hands on safety training to address key teen crash problems - More than 400 Phoenix area teens will be participating in the Ford Driving Skills for Life Ride and Drive hands-on driving safety event. Program is one of the only in the nation with a comprehensive series of exercises that allow teens to learn firsthand about driving hazards from a professional driver - Teens learn skills in the four key areas that contribute to over 60 percent of all teen...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.