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Latest Governors Highway Safety Association Stories

2010-03-12 10:56:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Highway Safety Alliance and the International Association of Chiefs of Police have joined forces to call for an aggressive plan to prevent hundreds of thousands of highway fatalities over the next twenty years through the upcoming surface transportation authorization bill. "It's only through the combined efforts of all highway safety partners that we will be able to make significant strides in reducing the deaths we see every...

2010-03-02 10:00:00

State Drunk Driving, Seat Belt, Distracted Driving Efforts Impacted WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement for attribution to Barbara Harsha, Executive Director of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA): (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) urges Congress to quickly extend the Highway Trust Fund authorization that expired February 28. As a result of the failure to...

2009-10-28 13:15:00

Highway Safety Group to Testify on Distracted Driving Solutions WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GHSA Chairman Vernon F. Betkey, Jr. will testify at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on Thursday, October 29th beginning at 9:30 a.m. The theme of the hearing is "Addressing the Problem of Distracted Driving." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) Betkey...

2009-10-15 08:00:00

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 18-24 WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), national organizations and state highway safety agencies have a variety of events and activities planned to draw attention to the senseless tragedies associated with teen driving crashes and fatalities. NTDSW has been designated by Congress as a time for communities, schools and families to raise awareness and provide solutions to teen...

2009-09-28 08:44:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) will be among the many organizations represented at this week's Distracted Driving Summit in the nation's capital, September 30 and October 1. GHSA Chairman Vernon F. Betkey, Jr. will be joined by GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha as well as GHSA Members from Georgia, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO ) Chairman Betkey...

2009-08-31 10:00:00

Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey & Wisconsin Home to Winners WASHINGTON and SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) will present its national highway safety awards during its Annual Meeting in Savannah. GHSA represents state highway safety agencies across the country. The James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award will be presented on Wednesday, September 2. All other awards will be presented at a luncheon on Monday,...

2009-08-27 08:50:00

Distracted Driving, New Technologies Among Topics to be Discussed WASHINGTON and SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety will host the annual GHSA meeting at The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center August 30-September 2. Approximately 500 top highway safety and public health officials from across the country will be in attendance. The 2009 GHSA conference theme,...

2009-08-19 13:13:00

Women Becoming a Larger Part of the Problem WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drunk driving remains one of America's deadliest crimes. And the last few weeks of summer vacation are a time of increased road travel and drunk driving fatalities and injuries. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, August and September are among the most deadly periods on the roadways. The nation has made dramatic progress in reducing drunk driving deaths, but there were still...

2009-07-29 12:07:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to Vernon F. Betkey, Jr., Chairman, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA): This week's release of a landmark study on cell phone use and distracted driving by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) provides important new data about the problem, but also raises significant questions about countermeasures to address the dangers associated with cell phone use and texting while driving....

2009-06-30 10:52:00

New Text Message Bans Also Taking Effect WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) congratulates the State of Wisconsin for its passage of a primary seat belt law. This law gives police the authority to pull over a driver solely for not wearing a seat belt. Wisconsin becomes the 30th state to enact this lifesaving law. Based on other states' experiences, Wisconsin can expect its seat belt usage rate to increase 8-12 percentage points and...