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Archived Media Coverage: 2009

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2009
Dec. 31, 2009 When Even Your Phone Tells You You're Drunk, It's Time to Call a Taxi (The Wall Street Journal)
Dec. 31, 2009 State to expand sobriety checkpoint program (The Sacramento Bee)
GHSA Immediate Past Chairman Chris Murphy is quoted in this article.
Dec. 31, 2009 Coming Very Soon: Bans on Trans Fats, Smoking, Texting (The Wall Street Journal)
Dec. 31, 2009 Taking Safety into Their Own Hands (WVNS-TV - Ghent, W.Va.)
Dec. 31, 2009 A push to curb DUIs (Omaha World-Herald)
GHSA Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
Dec. 30, 2009 Pedestrian fatalities on the rise in New Jersey (The Star-Ledger - Newark, N.J.)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this article.
Dec. 30, 2009 Texting while driving, smoking target of '10 laws (The Associated Press)
Dec. 29, 2009 KDOT starts new drunk driving campaign (49 ABC News - Topeka)
Dec. 24, 2009 Free chicken an incentive to buckle up (USA Today)
Dec. 22, 2009 Study: Drivers who text six times more likely to crash (Examiner)
Dec. 21, 2009 NH texting while driving ban takes effect Jan. 1 (The Associated Press)
Dec. 16, 2009 Councilors approve city ban on texting while driving (The Boston Globe)
Dec. 13, 2009 Study shows dangers of texting, driving (The Daily News - Galveston County, Texas)
Dec. 10, 2009 'Maryland remembers' victims of drunk driving (The Capital - Annapolis, Md.)
GHSA Member Neil J. Pedersen is quoted in this article.
Dec. 9, 2009 Michigan House wants to delete texting while driving (The Detroit News)
Dec. 8, 2009 Delaware seat belt crackdown leads to 800 citations (The Washington Post)
GHSA Strategic Communications Committee Chairman Andrea Summers is quoted in this article.
Dec. 8, 2009 Proposal would ban texting at wheel (The Boston Globe)
Dec. 8, 2009 You better watch out: States plan drunken-driving crackdown during holidays (USA Today)
Dec. 8, 2009 Drunken-driving fatalities decline in Maryland (The Baltimore Sun)
GHSA Member Neil J. Pedersen is quoted in this article.
Dec. 7, 2009 On the Road, Off the Road (CNBC)
GHSA Communications Director Jonathan Adkins is interviewed in this video segment.
Dec. 7, 2009 Nationwide crackdown launched for holidays (The Associated Press)
Dec. 7, 2009 Drunken driving fatalities down 7% in USA (USA Today)
GHSA Board Member John Saunders is quoted in this article.
Dec. 6, 2009 Texting moves to top of teen driving perils (The News-Journal - Daytona Beach)
Dec. 5, 2009 Family seeks texting ban on roads (Conroe Courier - Conroe, Texas)
Dec. 2, 2009 Local cops doubt effectiveness of new cell phone traffic laws (Summit Daily News - Frisco, Colo.)
Dec. 1, 2009 NC begins driver texting ban (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Nov. 30, 2009 Texting while driving ban takes effect (WRAL.com - Raleigh)
Nov. 29, 2009 Crash victims seek crackdown on texting drivers (The Star-Ledger - Newark, N.J.)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this article.
Nov. 25, 2009 Traveling I-95? Log on before leaving (USA Today)
Nov. 25, 2009 Designated driver for hire fills need (USA Today)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this article.
Nov. 24, 2009 Police prepare for heavy holiday traffic (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
GHSA Board Member Bob Dallas is quoted in this article.
Nov. 24, 2009 Our views: U R @ risk. State lawmakers should ban texting while driving (Florida Today)
Nov. 23, 2009 N.J. measure targets driving under influence of drugs (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Nov. 20, 2009 High speeds put Metro Detroit road workers in danger (The Detroit News)
Nov. 18, 2009 Bill Could Eliminate Texting While Driving in South Carolina (WSPA News Channel 7 - Spartanburg, S.C.)
Nov. 18, 2009 State gets tougher on drunken drivers (The Buffalo News)
Nov. 16, 2009 Schools to bus drivers: No texting while driving (The Miami Herald)
Nov. 16, 2009 Drunken driving, motorcycle deaths are on the decline (The Mercury News - San Jose)
Nov. 11, 2009 Driving Skills for Life (FOX 10 - Phoenix)
Nov. 10, 2009 Rhode Island becomes 19th to ban texting while driving (TheTrucker.com)
Nov. 9, 2009 Communities try to prevent pedestrian traffic deaths (USA Today)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this article.
Nov. 5, 2009 Shudder Speed: Rise of the stealthy traffic camera fuels drivers' disgust (The Washington Post)
Nov. 2, 2009 To Limit Distracted Driving, Congress Leans Toward a Carrot-Stick Combo (Streetsblog - Capitol Hill)
Oct. 30, 2009 NY texting while driving ban starts Sunday (Press & Sun-Bulletin - Binghamton, N.Y.)
Oct. 28, 2009 WJZ-FM Host Ed Norris Aids Checkpoint Strikeforce (WJZ - Baltimore)
Maryland Highway Safety Office's Liza Lemaster is featured in this news clip.
Oct. 28, 2009 400 Valley teens to get free driving-skills course (East Valley Tribune - Phoenix)
Oct. 27, 2009 Md. will ask counties to consider cell phone ban (The Daily Times - Salisbury, Md.)
GHSA Member Neil Pederson is quoted in this article.
Oct. 27, 2009 Law will target drivers who text (The Herald-News - Joliet, Ill.)
Oct. 26, 2009 A city of bad drivers? (The Bismarck Tribune)
GHSA Members Francis Ziegler and Linda Butts are quoted in this article.
Oct. 22, 2009 Brady Targets Distracted Drivers (Roll Call - Washington, D.C.)
Oct. 21, 2009 State report: Motorcycle deaths drop (The Sacramento Bee)
GHSA Immediate Past Chairman Chris Murphy is quoted in this article.
Oct. 21, 2009 10 things people don't know about teen driving (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
Oct. 21, 2009 Set good example by driving safely (The Aspen Times)
Oct. 20, 2009 Road safety campaigns take multicultural approach (USA Today)
GHSA Board Member Tina O'Grady, GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey, and GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha are all quoted in this article.
Oct. 20, 2009 Teen Drivers Urged to Take the 'High Road' (The Bay Net - Calvert, St. Mary's and Charles County, Md.)
GHSA Member Neil J. Pedersen is quoted in this article.
Oct. 19, 2009 Widen cell-phone driver ban (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
Oct. 19, 2009 Here’s a game for National Teen Driver Safety Week (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Oct. 16, 2009 Florida to Observe National Teen Driver Safety Week (WMBB TV - Panama City, Fla.)
GHSA Board Member Marianne Trussell is quoted in this article.
Oct. 15, 2009 Maria Shriver breaks husband's cell phone law, Web site says (CNN)
Oct. 14, 2009 Our Opinion: The Economics Of Fewer Traffic Fatalities (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan - Yankton, S.D.)
Oct. 9, 2009 Silver Lining for Bad Economy: Traffic Deaths Drop (The Washington Post)
Oct. 5, 2009 What Does It Take to Get Texting Off Roads? (The Washington Post)
Oct. 4, 2009 Schumer: Texting while driving should be banned (Newsday)
Oct. 2, 2009 Don't text while driving, Obama orders U.S. workers (The Baltimore Sun)
Oct. 1, 2009 Washington Launches New Push to Curb Distracted Driving (The Wall Street Journal)
Sept. 30, 2009 Ind. Supreme Court's e-ticket system gains 2 awards (The Indianapolis Star)
Sept. 30, 2009 Distracted Driving Summit (MSNBC)
Board Member GHSA Pam Fischer appears at the 3:00 segment of this video.

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Sept. 30, 2009 New Distracted Driving Law Serves As Role Model (WMTW Portland)
Sept. 30, 2009 Rules Would Restrict Texting By Truckers, Bus Drivers (The Wall Street Journal)
Sept. 30, 2009 National summit to put spotlight on distracted driving (Las Vegas Sun)
Sept. 30, 2009 Govt: Nearly 6,000 deaths from driver distraction (The Associated Press)
Sept. 29, 2009 Texting while Driving in the Headlights (CBS Evening News)
The Ford/GHSA Driving Skills for Life Program is highlighted in this clip.

Sept. 29, 2009 Texting Trouble: Transportation Summit to Address Distracted Driving (ABC News)
Sept. 29, 2009 As driving summit opens, AT&T launches anti-texting campaign (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sept. 29, 2009 Tackling the New Scourge of Road Safety: Texting (The Washington Post)
Sept. 29, 2009 Gov't to consider limits on distracted driving (The Associated Press)
Sept. 29, 2009 Alcohol Interlocks Are Gaining Traction (The New York Times)
Sept. 27, 2009 Texting while driving a road hazard (The Baltimore Sun)
Sept. 24, 2009 Free software answers texts for drivers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Sept. 23, 2009 Group Says Technology Among Distracted Driving's Solutions (Occupational Health & Safety)
Sept. 23, 2009 Text while driving? Better not in Bexley (The Columbus Dispatch)
Sept. 22, 2009 Deadly distraction (The Houston Chronicle)
Sept. 22, 2009 Keeping your precious cargo safe on the road (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Strategic Communications Committee Chairman Andrea Summers is quoted in this article.
Sept. 20, 2009 States must take action against texting drivers (San Antonio Express-News)
Sept. 19, 2009 States send mixed message on texting and driving (The Associated Press)
Sept. 17, 2009 5 Stupid Things Drivers Do (AOL Autos)
Sept. 16, 2009 Parents say DriveCam gives them comfort (The Gazette - Gaithersburg, Md.)
Sept. 15, 2009 Schumer’s Text Ban Blackmail Gathers Steam (The Truth About Cars)
Sept. 15, 2009 Driving While Texting: Is It the New DWI? (The Wall Street Journal)
Sept. 15, 2009 Texting to Death (The New York Times)
Sept. 13, 2009 Police catch 540 suspected drunken drivers in two-week span (Cumberland Times-News - Cumberland, Md.)
Sept. 13, 2009 Proposal would bar texting while driving in Ky. (The Associated Press - Kentucky)
Sept. 10, 2009 Ford Backs Ban on Text Messaging by Drivers (The New York Times)
Sept. 10, 2009 New York state to ban texting while driving (The Ithacan)
Sept. 6, 2009 NTSB tells workers to hang up cells (USA Today)
Sept. 5, 2009 Drinking and driving don’t mix this weekend (The Madison Press - Madison County, Ohio)
Sept. 4, 2009 Region brief: Teen driving program receives national award (Pekin Daily Times - Pekin, Ill.)
Sept. 4, 2009 Arrests of Women for Drunken Driving Are on the Rise (The New York Times)
Sept. 3, 2009 Cops, lawmakers send message: Dnt txt & drive (MSNBC)
Sept. 1, 2009 Texting while driving ban (CNN)
GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey is interviewed in this news clip.

Sept. 1, 2009 Texting bans gaining steam (Detroit Free Press)
Sept. 1, 2009 Oklahoma House to review texting, driving (The Oklahoman)
Sept. 1, 2009 Another try pledged on phone law for drivers (The Des Moines Register)
Aug. 31, 2009 Deliver a message (Bennington Banner - Bennington, VT)
Aug. 30, 2009 Safety Group to Call for Ban on Texting While Driving (The New York Times)
Aug. 30, 2009 Governors Highway Safety Assoc. backs texting ban (The Associated Press)
Aug. 27, 2009 Ban on texting behind the wheel for young drivers starts today in Missouri (The Kansas City Star)
Aug. 26, 2009 Firms Racing to End Texting and Driving (The Wall Street Journal)
Aug. 26, 2009 Distracted driving: An unhealthy habit that needs to be curbed! (Examiner)
Aug. 25, 2009 Ban on texting while driving to be discussed Thursday (Austin American-Statesman)
Aug. 23, 2009 States Work Together to Reduce Traffic Fatalities (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
GHSA Board Members Kendall Poole and Bob Dallas are quoted in this article.
Aug. 21, 2009 Ohio mulls limits on cell-phone use, texts while driving (The Toledo Blade)
Aug. 20, 2009 DUI crackdown aims at women (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Aug. 19, 2009 NH sees drop in motorcycle deaths (The Eagle-Tribune - North Andover, Mass.)
GHSA Board Member Peter Thomson is quoted in this article.
Aug. 19, 2009 Distracted...and driving: Talking, texting by motorists raise concerns (The Marietta Times - Marietta, Ohio)
Aug. 19, 2009 18-day crackdown on DWIs gears up (The Associated Press - Baton Rouge)
GHSA Member Jaime Aimsworth is quoted in this article.
Aug. 19, 2009 Police crack down on DUI with checkpoints, patrols (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Member Tricia Roberts is quoted in this story.
Aug. 14, 2009 Don't get nailed: Skewered cars popping up on local streets as part of police campaign (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
GHSA Board Member Kendell Poole is quoted in this story.
Aug. 13, 2009 Decrease in use spurs seatbelt enforcement initiative (Coastal Point - Del.)
Aug. 13, 2009 Tighter Cellphone Laws Might Face Static (The Washington Post)
Aug. 10, 2009 Nearly 300 California riders alive from wearing their motorcycle helmets (Clutch & Chrome)
GHSA Immediate Past Chairman Chris Murphy is quoted in this article.
Aug. 10, 2009 Texting, talking on cell while driving could cost you (Dayton Daily News)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this story.
Aug. 10, 2009 Driver distraction bans catching on (Dayton Daily News)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this story.
Aug. 10, 2009 Resource of the Week: State Highway Safety Laws (Resource Shelf)
Aug. 9, 2009 Talking point: Gov. Pat Quinn signs two behind-the-wheel proposals (Journal Star - Peoria, Ill)
Aug. 6, 2009 Illinois to ban texting while driving (CNN)
Aug. 6, 2009 Experts: Women are drinking more, DUIs are up (The Associated Press)
GHSA Member Chris Cochran is quoted in this article.
Aug. 5, 2009 Bill could ban texting while driving (The State News - Michigan State University)
Aug. 5, 2009 Police Present Results of Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) (Baltimore County)
The Maryland Highway Safety Office is participating in this national demonstration project.
Aug. 5, 2009 Distracted drivers drawing more than just honks, hand gestures (The Marietta Register - Marietta, Ohio)
Aug. 5, 2009 Transportation Chief to Study Texting Ban (The Wall Street Journal)
Aug. 5, 2009 New iPhone app gives commuters a crystal ball (The Washington Examiner)
Aug. 4, 2009 Transportation Chief Calls Summit On Texting, Distracted Driving (WXIA 11 Alive - Atlanta)
GHSA Board Member Bob Dallas is interviewed in this news clip.

Aug. 4, 2009 LaHood calls summit on texting, distracted driving (The Associated Press)
Aug. 4, 2009 Federal Agency Plans Distracted Driving Forum (The New York Times)
Aug. 4, 2009 Tech-Savvy Administration Ready to Curb Text Messaging? (CQ Politics)
Aug. 4, 2009 Texting While Driving: Transportation Secretary Advocates Ban (ABC News)
Aug. 3, 2009 Statewide cell phone ban warranted (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
Aug. 2, 2009 Driving Skills for Life available for youth (Village Soup)
GHSA Board Member Lauren Stewart is quoted about the state’s use of Ford's Driving Skills for Life program.
Aug. 2, 2009 The Battle Over Mandatory Seat Belts (Parade Magazine)
GHSA Vice Chairman Lowell Porter is quoted in this article.
Aug. 1, 2009 Texting-While-Driving Ban Faces Tough Fight (PC World Magazine)
July 31, 2009 Nationwide Ban? Will texting and driving become illegal across the U.S.? (FOX News)
GHSA staff member Jonathan Adkins is interviewed in this news clip.

July 30, 2009 Texting While Driving Ban Proposed in Senate (Politics Daily)
July 30, 2009 Bill Seeks to Ban Texting By Drivers (The Washington Post)
GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey is quoted in this article.
July 29, 2009 Congress to Seek Ban on Txting Whl Drvng (The GigaOM Network)
July 29, 2009 Lawmakers propose ban on texting while driving (The Associated Press)
GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey is quoted in this article.
July 29, 2009 Senators Seek a Ban on Texting and Driving (The New York Times)
July 29, 2009 State highway officials weigh in on cell phones and driving (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey is quoted in this article.
July 29, 2009 U.S. may require anti-DWI locks on vehicles (USA Today)
July 29, 2009 Senators push nationwide ban on texting while driving (CNN)
July 29, 2009 Police say DUI stop is woman's eighth (Lincoln Journal Star)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
July 28, 2009 Police cite 376 more in speeding crackdown (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Strategic Communications Committee Chairman Andrea Summers is cited in this article.
July 28, 2009 Bexley's eye on texting drivers (The Columbus Dispatch)
July 28, 2009 Eating While Driving Dangerous Foods (WTTG FOX 5 - Washington, D.C.)
July 28, 2009 Road deaths down in Texas (USA Today)
July 25, 2009 Taking the Lead: Ford Driving Skills for Life (KDKA-TV - Pittsburgh)
Pennsylvania teen driving effort, featuring Driving Skills for Life.
July 22, 2009 State, local police to look for seat belt scofflaws (The Boston Globe)
GHSA Member Ethan Taven is quoted in this article.
July 22, 2009 Feds suppressed data on distracted driving (Examiner)
July 19, 2009 Drivers and Legislators Dismiss Cellphone Risks (The New York Times)
July 16, 2009 Drunk driving deaths are down, but motorcycles buck the trend (Los Angeles Times)
GHSA Member Chris Cochran is quoted in this blog entry.
July 16, 2009 State's traffic deaths dropped 14% in '08 (The Sacramento Bee)
GHSA Immediate Past Chairman Chris Murphy is quoted in this article.
July 15, 2009 Checkpoint, speeding campaigns touted as successes (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Strategic Communications Committee Chairman Andrea Summers is cited in this article.
July 14, 2009 Ignition locks protect public (The Tampa Tribune)
July 13, 2009 Group questions DUI-offender provision (The Hill - Washington, D.C.)
July 13, 2009 South Dakota highway fatality rate falls again (Rapid City Journal - Rapid City, S.D.)
GHSA Member Jim Carpenter is quoted in this article.
July 12, 2009 Region's Overall Traffic Deaths Down (The Washington Post)
GHSA Board Member John Saunders and GHSA staff are quoted in this article.
July 5, 2009 Texting tickets are few because violations are hard to spot (The Mercury News - San Jose)
July 3, 2009 Highway fatalities decrease in U.S. (The Washington Times)
July 3, 2009 Jay Nixon vetoes bill that would have allowed motocyclists to leave helmets at home (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
July 1, 2009 The new iPhone sparks cell phone safety debate (Orlando Examiner)
July 1, 2009 What's Behind the Dramatic Drop in Highway Fatalities? (ABC News)
June 30, 2009 More than 200 motorists ticketed for seat belt violations (The Tampa Tribune)
June 30, 2009 The Heat is On (KOMU-TV - Mo.)
GHSA Board Member Leanna Depue is quoted in this article.
June 29, 2009 'Catch me if u can' (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
June 29, 2009 Roadshow: California's hands-free cell phone law is increasingly being ignored (The Mercury News - San Jose)
June 28, 2009 Squealing tires make better drivers at teen camp (KARE 11 - Twin Cities)
June 27, 2009 Rolling summer camp aims to curb teen road deaths (The Associated Press)
June 23, 2009 Tennessee ranks 6th in U.S. in teen driving deaths (The Tennessean - Nashville)
GHSA Board Member Kendell Poole is quoted in this article.
June 23, 2009 North metro town briefs:Young drivers can learn key safety skills (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
June 22, 2009 North Carolina Bans Texting While Driving, Announces It via...Text (Edmunds.com)
June 22, 2009 Now 14 states ban texting while driving -- and more likely (USA Today)
June 20, 2009 Ban on drivers texting is law (Winston-Salem Journal)
June 19, 2009 DUI crackdown begins tonight (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
June 19, 2009 No texting while driving now law (Gaston Gazette - Gastonia, N.C.)
June 19, 2009 DUI plates are another Ohio flop (Akron Beacon Journal)
June 17, 2009 Saving Teen Drivers (Sports Illustrated)
June 2009 Sending Mixed Messages: ‘Hands-free’ laws imply that it’s safe to talk on a cell phone while driving. It’s not. (Governoring Magazine)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this article.
June 14, 2009 Arizona Drunk Drivers Face Arrest at Fast Food Joints (FOX News)
The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety funds this program.
June 14, 2009 Safety advocates seek more seat belt use (USA Today)
June 12, 2009 CO bans use of handheld phones while driving by teens; makes texting while driving illegal for all (Denver Examiner)
June 9, 2009 NC lawmakers give their OK to driver texting ban (The Associated Press)
June 4, 2009 Stranger's Cell Phone Ring May Thwart Your Thinking (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
June 1, 2009 $150 fine for texting while driving (Rome Daily Sentinel - Rome, N.Y.)
May 31, 2009 Traveling Through — State employees part of new safety effort (The Frederick News-Post - Frederick, Md.)
GHSA Member Neil Pedersen is quoted in this article.
May 30, 2009 Ready for Your Speed Camera Closeup? (The Washington Post)
Letters to the editor in response to the debate over speed cameras in Maryland.
May 28, 2009 Nearly 2,000 Cited in Del. Seatbelt Campaign (WBOC-TV 16 - Dover)
GHSA Member Tricia Roberts is quoted in this article.
May 26, 2009 Text-messsaging ban may move forward in Albany (The Journal News - New York's Lower Hudson Valley)
May 25, 2009 There's a decent chance your teen driver is texting (The Columbus Dispatch)
May 25, 2009 Of traffic jams and the sour economy (The Oregonian)
May 22, 2009 New York Scores Worst on Driving Test (FOX News)
May 20, 2009 Delaware Police Crack Down on Seat Belt Violators (WBOC-TV 16 - Dover)
May 20, 2009 Police officials to ramp up seat belt enforcement (The Gazette - Gaithersburg, Md.)
May 19, 2009 O'Malley set to sign bills tightening drunk driving laws (The Baltimore Sun)
May 18, 2009 Neb. highway fatalities on track for record low (Sioux City Journal)
May 18, 2009 Is a text message really worth your life? (Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover, N.H.)
GHSA Board Member Peter Thomson is quoted in this article.
May 18, 2009 Teens ready to mute the ban on driving with cell phones (The Indianapolis Star)
GHSA Member Ryan Klitzsch and GHSA staff are quoted in this article.
May 17, 2009 Memo to drivers: Click it or ticket (The Tennessean - Nashville)
GHSA Board Member Kendell Poole is quoted in this article.
May 14, 2009 Police Work to Reinforce "Click It or Ticket" (WJZ-TV - Baltimore) Video icon
GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey is featured in this video clip.
May 14, 2009 Missouri helmet bill goes to Nixon (The Kansas City Star)
GHSA Board Member Leanna Depue is quoted in this article.
May 13, 2009 Money steers seat belt debate (USA Today)
May 13, 2009 Enviros Forced NHTSA Nominee To Withdraw (National Journal)
May 11, 2009 State Gives Motorists "Bucks For Buckling Up" (WBAL - Baltimore)
May 11, 2009 Texting While Driving Remains 'Serious Issue,' Officials Say (FOX News)
May 11, 2009 Law aims to keep drunken drivers off the road by taking their cars (The Salt Lake Tribune)
May 10, 2009 Grim message: Texting can kill (The Boston Globe)
May 9, 2009 Boston Transit Authority Bans Cell Phones After Crash (The New York Times)
May 5, 2009 Get Your Child Safety Seats Checked (FOX 5 - Atlanta) Video icon
GHSA Member Amy Edwards is featured in this video clip.
May 5, 2009 Texting While Driving Bill on Gov’s Desk (Bristol Herald Courier - Johnson City, Tenn.)
May 1, 2009 S.D. drivers sign up for sobriety alerts (USA Today)
April 28, 2009 Colorado biker deaths up; May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month (Denver Examiner)
GHSA Member Pam Hutton is quoted in this article.
April 28, 2009 Teens debate merits of banning cell phone use in cars (The Telegraph - Macon, Ga.)
April 22, 2009 Illinois traffic deaths dropped 16% last year (Chicago Sun-Times)
GHSA Board Member Mike Stout is quoted in this article.
April 21, 2009 Fewer Arkansans Killed in Highway Accidents Last Year (KARK 4 News - Little Rock)
April 21, 2009 Cincy may ban texting while driving (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
April 21, 2009 Traffic deaths down nationwide (Pantagraph - Bloomington, Ill.)
April 21, 2009 On road, it's 'do as I say, not as I do' (USA Today)
GHSA Member Tom Gianni is quoted in this article.
April 20, 2009 Spread the 'Hang up and drive' message (Detroit Free Press)
April 17, 2009 Coming soon: City ban on handheld phones (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
GHSA staff and Board Member Pam Fischer are quoted in this article.
April 16, 2009 N.J. changes rules for young drivers (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this article.
April 16, 2009 Illinois House votes to ban text messaging while driving (The Daily Illini)
April 15, 2009 Bill to ban texting, e-mails by NC drivers passes House, now heads to Senate (The Charlotte Observer)
April 14, 2009 Law banning texting while driving may be hard to enforce (The Plain Dealer - Cleveland)
April 9, 2009 Questions arise about highway-safety nominee's views on CAFE (The New York Times)
April 9, 2009 Crackdown on underage drinking to begin (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Member Tricia Roberts is quoted in this article.
April 9, 2009 Hang up and drive (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
April 8, 2009 Obama chooses MADD official to lead safety agency (The Associated Press)
GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey is quoted in this article.
April 8, 2009 MADD's Hurley nominated to lead traffic administration (The Detroit News)
April 8, 2009 Measure to restrict cell-phone use by Colorado drivers passes House (Denver Business Journal)
April 7, 2009 California highway fatalities down 12 percent in 2008 (The Sacramento Bee)
GHSA Immediate Past Chairman Chris Murphy is quoted in this article.
April 7, 2009 Road Deaths Nationwide Fell Sharply in 2008 (The New York Times)
GHSA Board Member Lauren Stewart and Member Sheila Burgess are quoted in this story.
April 6, 2009 Bad economy holds highway deaths to 1960s levels (The Associated Press)
GHSA Member Jim Carpenter is quoted in this article.
April 5, 2009 Auto deaths in N.J. may stay low for second year (The Press of Atlantic City)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this article.
April 1, 2009 Scooter Commuter Day (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
This event is sponsored by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
March 30, 2009 States target distracted drivers (USA Today)
March 30, 2009 Efforts to limit cellphone use while driving grow (USA Today)
March 23, 2009 Saving lives, and gaining aid, drive bid for new seat-belt law (The Providence JournaI)
GHSA Member Janis Loiselle is quoted in this article.
March 19, 2009 Checkpoint stops lead to drug arrests (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Strategic Communications Committee Chairman Andrea Summers is cited in this article.
March 19, 2009 Legislators to consider cell phone ban again (Montgomery Life - Fort Washington, Pa.)
March 16, 2009 Teen drivers get special training in Tucson (KVOA News 4 - Tucson)
March 16, 2009 Breaking the Gridlock on Paying for Roads (The Washington Post)
Interesting article about highway funding.
March 14, 2009 Tucson teens get free driving lessons (KOLD News 13 - Tucson)
March 14, 2009 Graduated driver's license programs (The Associated Press)
March 11, 2009 Stronger seat-belt use bill advances (The Charleston Gazette - Charleston, W.Va.)
March 11, 2009 Tennessee bill would ban texting while driving (The Tennessean - Nashville)
March 7, 2009 Driver distractions: Texting to TVs (The Daily Times - Salisbury, Md.)
March 6, 2009 Jersey Cracks Down on Teenage Drivers (The Star-Ledger - Newark, N.J.)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this article.
March 6, 2009 Gas prices likely helped limit crashes (Lebanon Daily News - Lebanon, Pa.)
March 6, 2009 Time to put brakes on superspeeders (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
GHSA Board Member Bob Dallas is the author of this editorial.
March 3, 2009 Spring break road trip plans with a child safety mindset (Orlando Examiner)
March 1, 2009 Talking drivers ticketed (Asbury Park Press - New Jersey Shore)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer and Executive Director Barbara Harsha are quoted in this article.
Feb. 27, 2009 It's not your imagination: Florida leads in motorcyclist deaths (St. Petersburg Times)
GHSA staff and Member Marianne Trussell are quoted in this article.
Feb. 25, 2009 Texting Legislation At Odds Across State Line (Bristol Herald Courier - Bristol, Va.)
Feb. 24, 2009 Our Say: Bills answer need for stronger drunken driving laws (The Capital - Annapolis, Md.)
Feb. 20, 2009 Alabama House of Representatives backs making it illegal to text while driving; heads to Senate (The Birmingham News)
Feb. 18, 2009 Task force urges Senate panel to approve measures aimed at curbing drunken driving (The Baltimore Sun)
GHSA Member Neil J. Pederson is cited in this article.
Feb. 15, 2009 Crossroads: Bill aims to outlaw texting for drivers (Star-News - Wilmington, N.C.)
Feb. 15, 2009 Sunday editorial: Good news on highway deaths (The Kansas City Star)
Feb. 15, 2009 State enjoys big drop in traffic fatalities (Rapid City Journal - Rapid City, S.D.)
Feb. 11, 2009 Highway deaths fall; Michigan part of trend (The Detroit News)
Feb. 10, 2009 Bill seeks to ban text-messaging by NC drivers (WRAL - Raleigh, N.C.)
Feb. 9, 2009 Key message: KHP down on texting, driving (The Topeka Capital-Journal)
GHSA Board Member Pete Bodyk is quoted in this article.
Feb. 9, 2009 New Reports Shows Significant Drop In Auto Fatalities (The Wall Street Journal)
Feb. 9, 2009 Traffic deaths plunge (Argus Leader - Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Feb. 8, 2009 Hang up & drive: Officials seek to curb cell phone use in cars. (The Columbia Tribune - Columbia, Mo.)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this article.
Feb. 8, 2009 No Text and Drive for Rutherford (WEEK - Peoria, Ill.)
Feb. 7, 2009 Traffic fatalities cut nearly in half across Wiregrass (Dothan Eagle - Dothan, Ala.)
Feb. 6, 2009 Does pricey gas make cars safer? (Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 6, 2009 State's highway traffic deaths drop significantly (The Baltimore Sun)
GHSA Chairman Vernon F. Betkey, Jr. is cited in this article.
Feb. 6, 2009 Deaths on roads rise again in NH (The Telegraph - Nashua, N.H.)
GHSA Board Member Peter Thomson is quoted in this story.
Feb. 6, 2009 Report: State sees less auto fatalities (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
Feb. 6, 2009 Report: La. traffic deaths down; fewer cars on road may be cause (The Advocate - Baton Rouge)
GHSA Member Jamie Ainsworth is quoted in this story.
Feb. 5, 2009 CROSSROADS: U.S. crash fatalities way down, survey says (Star-News - Wilmington, N.C.)
Feb. 5, 2009 Report: Higher Gas Prices = Safer Roads (The Tampa Tribune)
Feb. 5, 2009 MOTORIST FATALITIES: Highway deaths in Maryland drop 9 percent, says AAA (The Daily Times - Salisbury, Md.)
Feb. 5, 2009 Fewer dying in crashes, survey finds (Detroit Free Press)
Feb. 5, 2009 Stepped-up patrol efforts help save lives (USA Today)
Feb. 5, 2009 Traffic deaths down in 42 states (USA Today)
Feb. 5, 2009 Survey: Auto deaths drop in 40 states in 2008 (The Associated Press)
Feb. 2, 2009 Distracted cell phone driving prompts talk, proposal legislation (The Daily Times - Salisbury, Md.)
GHSA Strategic Communications Committee Chairman Andrea Summers is quoted in this article.
Feb. 1, 2009 Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk (Kansas City infoZine News)
GHSA Board Member Leanna Depue is quoted in this article.
Feb. 1, 2009 Cities go slowly on red-light cameras (Florida Today)
Jan. 31, 2009 Super Bowl patrol on for drunken drivers (Rutland Herald - Rutland, Vt.)
GHSA Member Jeanne Johnson is quoted in this article.
Jan. 30, 2009 Cell phones and road trips: know the law (LA Examiner)
Jan. 30, 2009 ND Legislature n-i-x-e-s texting ban (INFORUM - Fargo, N.D.)
Jan. 28, 2009 Iowa lawmakers consider cell phone ban (Chicago Tribune / The Associated Press)
Jan. 26, 2009 TRAVELERS' CHECK : Phone calls are no safer hands free (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
Jan. 22, 2009 Laurel man, 77, killed in truck crash (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Strategic Communications Committee Chairman Andrea Summers is quoted in this article.
Jan. 19, 2009 Do the safe thing and hang up (Detroit Free Press)
Jan. 19, 2009 Reaction mixed to proposed national ban on drivers using cells (The REPUBLICAN & Herald - Pottsville, Pa.)
Jan. 14, 2009 Colorado bill targets drivers and cellphone usage (The Denver Post)
Jan. 13, 2009 Safety council urges nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving (Newark Examiner)
Jan. 13, 2009 National Safety Council Urges Total Ban on Cell Use While Driving (TechNewsWorld)
Jan. 13, 2009 ND lawmaker to texters: Mind your driving (The Dickinson Press - Dickinson, N.D. / The Associated Press)
Jan. 13, 2009 Bills would ban phone use while driving (Bangor Daily News - Bangor, Maine)
Jan. 12, 2009 Fight brews over tab for highway lights (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
GHSA Board Member Bob Dallas is quoted in this story.
Jan. 12, 2009 Group seeks laws to ban use of cell phones while driving (Detroit Free Press / The Associated Press)
Jan. 12, 2009 Could Drivers Face Total Cell Phone Bans? (ABC News)
GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha is quoted in this story.
Jan. 12, 2009 Targeting DUI: New plan using alcohol ignition interlock could make Washington state roads safer (The Columbian - Clark County, Wash.)
GHSA Member Steve Lind is quoted in this story.
Jan. 11, 2009 Nationwide Cell Phone Ban for Drivers Urged (The Washington Post)
Jan. 8, 2009 Ore. teens largely ignoring cell phone driving ban (MSNBC)
GHSA Board Member Troy Costales is quoted in this story.
Jan. 6, 2009 163 Arrested for DUI in Delaware Holiday Crackdown (WBOC-TV 16 - Dover, Del.)
Jan. 5, 2009 A marked drop in road deaths across Jersey (The Star-Ledger - Newark, N.J.)
GHSA Board Member Pam Fischer is quoted in this story.
Jan. 5, 2009 Missouri ended 2008 with the fewest highway deaths in 25 years (The Kansas City Star)