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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...

2010-10-19 09:00:00

Highway Safety Reauthorization, Distracted Driving, Strengthening GHSA Top List WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vernon F. Betkey, Jr., Director of Maryland's Highway Safety Office was reelected as Chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) for an unprecedented third term. Betkey becomes the longest serving Chairman in GHSA history. His term expires at next year's Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, in September. (Logo:...

2010-10-15 10:21:00

Program uses "hands-on" training to teach young drivers and address key teen crash problems BALTIMORE, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of growing national awareness about the dangers facing teen drivers, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, and the Maryland State Highway Administration's Highway Safety Office are partnering to bring the Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) teen safe driving program to more than 400 Baltimore area teen...

2010-09-27 13:00:00

SOUTH AMBOY, N.J., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) presented one of four Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Awards for notable achievements in highway safety to DCH Auto Group at the organization's annual meeting in Kansas City. GHSA represents state highway safety agencies across the country, and this prestigious award, named in honor of former GHSA Chairman and Californian Peter K. O'Rourke, recognizes DCH Auto Group for its commitment to...

2010-09-22 13:27:00

Distracted Driving, Role of Technology Tops Agenda WASHINGTON and KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Division are hosting GHSA's 2010 annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Sept. 25-29. Approximately 550 highway safety, law enforcement and public health officials from across the country are registered to attend--the largest expected...

2010-09-20 08:00:00

12 New Texting Bans Since 2009 Summit Highlight State Activities WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) will be among the many organizations represented at the 2010 Distracted Driving Summit being held September 21 in Washington. GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha will speak on a panel at 2:40 p.m. ET. She will outline the steps states have taken since the initial Summit last year. In addition to Ms. Harsha, GHSA is being...

2010-09-16 09:00:00

Publication Funded by State Farm® Will Help States Protect Teens Behind the Wheel WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has announced the availability of a new publication, Protecting Teen Drivers: A Guidebook for State Highway Safety Offices. The resource was developed by GHSA with a grant from State Farm®. Despite growing awareness of the dangers teen drivers pose to themselves and others,...


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