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2010-06-09 14:06:00

MIDLAND, Penn., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Student band wins $20,000 in savings bonds as national winner of Ford Driving Skills for Life Belt It Out song contest. Surprise announcement made by celebrity Kate Voegele during school assembly near Pittsburgh, Penn. Members of the 2nd and 3rd place bands, from the Minnesota communities of Maplewood and Rosemount respectively, receive savings bonds of $1,000 - $3,000. A carefully-staged surprise stunned high school students Amber...

2010-06-04 13:09:00

Georgia, Vermont and Kansas Act to Save More Lives on Highways WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GHSA applauds Georgia, Kansas and Vermont for enacting new laws to improve highway safety in their states. Kansas and Georgia strengthened their seat belt and distracted driving laws, while all three states have banned texting for all drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) Yesterday,...

2010-04-26 12:32:00

Drivers Urged to Make Commitment to Hang Up and Drive WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and its member State Highway Safety Agencies are joining forces with Oprah Winfrey and Harpo Studios to fight distracted driving during "No Phone Zone Day" on Friday April 30, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) Affiliates nationwide will air a special live episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" devoted to...

2010-04-22 10:00:00

Fatalities Decline at Least 10%; First Drop in 12 Years WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that motorcycle fatalities declined in 2009 by at least ten percent. Based on preliminary data, GHSA is projecting that motorcycle fatalities declined from 5,290 in 2008 to 4,762 or less in 2009. The projection is based on data from 50 states and the District of Columbia. The declines come on the heels of...

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,...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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