As the voice of highway safety, GHSA produces periodic news releases on topics of importance to its membership and the highway safety community.

In addition, both GHSA and its members are quoted in major national, regional and local media outlets. Select clippings from the past year are posted in the Media Coverage section below. An archive of media coverage dating back to 2017 can be found here

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News Releases

Past Winners

Smart Roadside Inspection Program

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety, Motor Transportation Police Division’s (NM DPS MTPD’s) Smart Roadside Inspection Program (Smart Roadside) is a datadriven strategy that uses technology to revolutionize the delivery of commercial vehicle enforcement (CVE).

Guam DWI Court Members

The Guam DWI Court has led to outstanding improvements in the adjudication and treatment of DWI offenders in the U.S. Territory of Guam.

Safe on 17

California’s Highway 17 between the cities of Los Gatos and Santa Cruz is notorious for its narrow lanes, lack of shoulders, sharp curves and speeding drivers. Major injury and fatality collisions were all too common: 279 injury collisions and five fatal collisions in 1998 alone.

Traffic Safety Coalition

In 2010, traffic safety camera programs in Illinois were under assault. Cameras had been operating across the state since 2006, when the legislature authorized their use.

Teens in the Driver Seat

Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) is a peer-to-peer safety program for young drivers. It was implemented to bring a fresh approach to teen driver safety, making teens directly responsible for both the development and delivery of traffic safety messages to their peers.

No Refusal Program

The No Refusal program uses police, prosecutors, judges, and medical professionals to obtain search warrants for blood samples from suspected impaired drivers who refuse breath tests.

Missouri Traffic and Highway Safety Division

In 2010, Missouri saw its fifth consecutive year of decreases in traffic fatalities and disabling injuries, with 821 fatalities and 6,046 serious injuries reported. Because of this progress, 57 more Missourians and visitors arrived at their destination alive, compared to 2009.


The AARP Driver Safety Program (DSP) provides all drivers – especially those 50 years of age and older – with instruction to help improve their driving skills, drive crash-free, sustain mobility and maintain independence.

Zero Fatalities

Zero Fatalities is a coalition of Utah highway safety partners working to prevent traffic injuries and fatalities whose groundbreaking Texting While Driving (TWD) video has fueled the distracted driving discussion on a national scale.

Ride Smart Florida

For nearly ten years preceding the implementation of the Motorcycle Safety Coalition, Florida experienced a significant increase in motorcycle registrations, endorsements, fatalities, and injuries.

DCH Auto Group

DCH Auto Group is the largest auto group in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, with 27 dealerships in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and California.

SAFE Program

Kansas teens present a highway safety challenge on two fronts: they are less likely to buckle up and more likely to be involved in a crash.

New Jersey Teen Driver Study Commission

A series of deadly teen driver crashes in New Jersey led traffic safety and law enforcement professionals across the state to push for the passage of a bill establishing a Teen Driver Study Commission. Governor Corzine signed the bill into law in March 2007.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The State of Wisconsin has long struggled with a strong culture of drinking and a serious drunk driving problem. For approximately 15 years, the state led the nation in percentage of drinking drivers as well as in binge drinking.

MD Task Force

Maryland’s Task Force to Combat Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol was established in 2007 by the Maryland General Assembly to assess the status and progress of statewide efforts to combat impaired driving, identify deficiencies, propose solutions, and submit a comprehensive report

Media Coverage

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