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Media Coverage

Both GHSA and its State Highway Safety Office members are quoted often in major national and local media outlets.

Select media clips from the past year can be found below.

For media coverage from prior years, visit the Archived Media Coverage page.

Oct. 18, 2016 Your newly-licensed teen may not be as good a driver as you think (Michigan Public Radio)
Oct. 18, 2016 More teens are dying behind the wheel — how NJ’s bucking the trend (NJ 101.5)
Oct. 17, 2016 Teens Asleep At The Wheel And A Spike In Deaths, But Many Do The Right Thing (Forbes)
Oct. 16, 2016 Older Teen Drivers Involved In More Fatal Crashes Than Younger Ones; Deaths Spiked 10%, Report Finds (Forbes)
Oct. 13, 2016 Study: Teen traffic deaths drop, still higher than adult rate (Kelley Blue Book)
Oct. 12, 2016 Older teens at higher risk when it comes to fatal crashes, new report says (Palm Beach Post)
Oct. 12, 2016 Study urges extending junior driver license limits to age 21 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Oct. 12, 2016 Fatal teen car crashes on the rise (The Hill)
Oct. 12, 2016 Fatalities in teen crashes spike after steady decline, studies find (USA Today)
Oct. 12, 2016 Car crashes remain leading cause of death for teens, but fatalities drop by almost half in a decade (Washington Post)
Oct. 12, 2016 Florida cracks down on aggressive drivers as traffic fatalities rise (Palm Beach Post)
Oct. 5, 2016 Is Ferguson effect making nation’s highways unsafe? Some safety officials think so. (Washington Post)
Oct. 5, 2016 Traffic Deaths Continue Alarming Climb in First Half of 2016 (Car & Driver)
Oct. 5, 2016 Nearly 18,000 killed on U.S. roadways between January and June (Washington Post)
Sept 27, 2016 Everybody Knows Distracted Driving is Dangerous, But What About Drowsy Driving? (Quote Wizard)
Sept. 16, 2016 A New Roadway Danger: Drivers Chasing 'Pokemon Go' (HealthDay)
Aug. 31, 2016 Police losing battle to get drivers to put down their phones (AP/Santa Cruz Sentinel News)
Aug. 23, 2016 Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016 (Associated Press)
Aug. 22, 2016 Feds: Ignore that post about banning driver cell phone use (Associated Press)
Aug. 17, 2016 Insurer says drowsy driving leads to billions in property damage (Radio Iowa)
Aug. 14, 2016 Report: Drowsy driving nearly as bad as drunken driving (The Connecticut Post)
Aug. 11, 2016 84 Million Americans Drive Tired Every Day, Study Shows (autoevolution)
Aug. 11, 2016 Drowsy Driving Problems Highlighted In New Study (CNN Wire)
Aug. 10, 2016 Sleeping At The Wheel Costs The U.S. A Shocking Amount Of Lives And Money (Huffington Post)
Aug. 10, 2016 84M People Drive Tired Daily (Go By Truck)
Aug. 10, 2016 Daily Drive-Thru: Deadly drowsy driving... (New York Daily News)
Aug. 10, 2016 Drowsy driving problems highlighted in new study (WALB/FOX Carolina)
Aug. 10, 2016 Drowsy Driving can be as Dangerous as Drunk Driving (KOLR-TV 10 - Springfield, Mo.)
Aug. 9, 2016 Drowsy driving is comparable to drunk driving (KSWO ABC7 - Lawton, Oklahoma)
Aug. 9, 2016 New report explores dangers of drowsy driving (ABC 21 Alive - Indiana)
Aug. 9, 2016 Report: Drowsy drivers cost US billions (The Christian Science Monitor)
Aug. 9, 2016 New Report Sounds Wakeup Call on Dangers of Drowsy Driving (Trucking Info)
Aug. 9, 2016 New study shows drowsiness as direct cause to crashes (WALB - Georgia)
Aug. 8, 2016 Report Urges Tired Drivers to Get Some Sleep, Stay off Roads (ABC World News Tonight)
Aug. 8, 2016 Report: Drowsy driving is a sleeper threat in crashes (USA Today)
Aug. 8, 2016 New Report Estimates Drowsy Driving Caused 5,000 Deaths in 2015 (
Aug. 8, 2016 Teens most likely to die in drowsy-driver crashes (WTOP - Washington, D.C.)
Aug. 8, 2016 Drowsy driving factoring into traffic deaths (The Hill)
Aug. 8, 2016 Driving While Drowsy is Like Driving Drunk (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
Aug. 8, 2016 Around 5,000 People Were Killed Last Year Due to Drowsy Driving (Forbes)
Aug. 8, 2016 Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Fatal Crashes: Report (HealthDay)
Aug. 8, 2016 Sister of crash victim fights against drowsy driving (Cox Media Group/WFXT-TV FOX25 - Dedham, Mass.)
Aug. 8, 2016 Drowsy Drivers as Bad as Drunk Drivers: Report (Newser)
Aug. 8, 2016 Wake up! 5 slides detail deadly impacts of drowsy driving (Fleet Owner)
Aug. 8, 2016 Drowsy driving crashes killed 5,000 people last year, report says (KIRO 7 - Seattle)
Aug. 8, 2016 Study: Driving drowsy can be just as dangerous as driving drunk (KOB - New Mexico)
Aug. 8, 2016 Dangers of drowsy driving: How to avoid sleep-deprived drives (WSPA - South Carolina)
Aug. 8, 2016 Drowsy driving kills costs—$109 Billion (Auto Connected Car News)
Aug. 4, 2016 Safety Advocates Want to Stop Red-Light Camera Reduction (
Aug. 1, 2016 Deaths from car crashes spike 7.7% (
July 31, 2016 Don’t look up now, but your phone may be about to injure you (The Kansas City Star)
July 29, 2016 Buckle up in the back seat campaign (9NEWS - Denver, Colo.)
July 29, 2016 CDC calls for earlier curfew for new teen drivers (Cox Media Group/Action News Jax - Jacksonville, Fla.)
July 28, 2016 GHSA reinforces support for red light cameras in light of IIHS report (The Trucker)
July 28, 2016 Study: Red light cameras turn off, deadly car crashes rise (FOX25 Boston/Cox Media Group)
July 28, 2016 Ending red light camera programs can be deadly, says study (The Hill)
July 28, 2016 Turning off red-light cameras can be deadly (CBS News/Associated Press)
July 18, 2016 Grant to aid development of teen driver program (The News Courier - Limestone County, Ala.)
July 15, 2016 Michigan State Police To Begin New Roadside Saliva Drug Tests (AMI Newswire)
July 14, 2016 MSU study shows more Michigan drivers are buckling up (The State News - East Lansing, Mich.)
GHSA Member Anne Readett is quoted in this article.
July 14, 2016 Most Drivers Admit Angry, Aggressive Behavior or Road Rage (ABC News/Associated Press)
July 7, 2016 Office of Highway Safety takes DUI checkpoint program statewide (Delaware Public Media)
GHSA Member Kim Chesser is quoted in this story.
July, 2016 How Did the Pedestrian Cross the Road? (Slate)
July 5, 2016 Traffic deaths spiked in 2015 (The Hill)
July 2, 2016 Record jump in motor vehicle fatalities (WTOP - Washington, D.C.)
July 1, 2016 Traffic deaths up sharply in 2015, adding disturbing note to downward trend (The Washington Post)
July 1, 2016 Traffic Deaths Surged in 2015 as Driving Hit New Record (Associated Press and ABC News)
July 1, 2016 U.S. traffic deaths jump 7.7 percent in 2015 to 35,200 (Reuters)
June 30, 2016 Can We Trust Our Cars? (The Diane Rehm Show)
June 29, 2016 Fastening Seat Belts: The 3 Seconds That Save Lives (Consumer Reports)
June 22, 2016 Don’t forget the seat belt (Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus, Ga.)
June 21, 2016 Bethlehem holds crosswalk sting operation (The Morning Call - Lehigh Valley, Penn.)
June 21, 2016 2016 becoming deadly year for motorcyclists (Santa Fe New Mexican)
June 20, 2016 Bikers advised to protect themselves on road (C&G Newspaper - Metro Detroit)
June 20, 2016 Today is Ride (Your Motorcycle) to Work Day (The Weston Forum - Weston, Conn.)
June 18, 2016 Summer Safety Tips From The Massachusetts Highway Safety Division (CBS Boston)
June 17, 2016 More than 8,000 statewide cited for seatbelt violations during Click It or Ticket (Fayetteville Observer - Faytetteville, N.C.)
June 16, 2016 Why a Motorcycle Might Not Be a Good Father's Day Gift (Consumer Reports)
June 16, 2016 Speediest and Slowest States: Where Does Yours Rank? (
June 13, 2016 Cars hit pedestrians in Mpls. every 38 hours on average last year (KUOW - Seattle, Wash.)
June 8, 2016 St. Paul police crack down on drivers who don't stop for pedestrians (Star Tribune - Minneapolis)
June 7, 2016 Mich. motorcyclist deaths up after helmet law’s repeal (The Detroit News)
May 31, 2016 Too Many Lives Cut Short on Our Nation’s Roads (AARP Blog)
May 30, 2016 As pedestrian deaths rise, IDOT reiterates importance of paying attention (Chicago Tribune)
May 28, 2016 Motorcycle traffic, fatal crashes on rise nationwide (The Gadsden Times - Gadsden, Ala.)
May 27, 2016 Open road beckons motorcyclists, but it can be dangerous (The Sacramento Bee)
May 24, 2016 The Morning Brew: Experts say ban on texting and driving doesn't go far enough (NewsOK Blog)
May 24, 2016 In 2015, Motorcycle Crashes Helped Drive Highway Death Toll to Highest Level in Years (FairWarning)
May 24, 2016 GHSA: Rise in motorcyclist deaths a ‘stark reminder’ (Safety + Health - National Safety Council Magazine)
May 23, 2016 Getting There: Motorcyclist deaths up nationwide, but not in Virginia (The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg, Va.)
May 22, 2016 Motorcycle deaths up and down (The Sacramento Bee)
May 20, 2016 Motorcycle deaths rose sharply in N.H. in 2015 from a very low level the year before (Concord Monitor)
May 20, 2016 Motorcycle Fatalities Rose 10 Percent in 2015 (Consumer Reports)
May 19, 2016 Motorcycle deaths stats raise eyebrows (CBS News)
May 19, 2016 Motorcyclist Deaths Spiked 10% In 2015, New Report Finds (Forbes)
May 19, 2016 U.S. Motorcycle Deaths Up 10 Percent in Last Year (HealthDay)
May 19, 2016 Sobering news as motorcycles get rolling this season: deaths up 10 percent in 2015 (The Washington Post)
May 19, 2016 Study shows US motorcycle deaths rose 10 percent in 2015 (Associated Press)
May 19, 2016 Motorcycle deaths jump nationwide but fall in California. Why? (Los Angeles Times)
May 19, 2016 Motorcycle deaths up 10 percent in 2015 (The Hill)
May 18, 2016 Google patent protects pedestrians from self-driving cars (East Bay Times)
May 17, 2016 Pedestrian deaths in US up 10 percent in 2015, biggest jump ever (TreeHugger)
May 16, 2016 Mass. drivers getting more tickets for texting while driving (The Boston Globe)
May 10, 2016 Wichita addresses pedestrian safety concerns (KAKE-TV)
May 4, 2016 Colorado motorcycle deaths reach all-time high in 2015 (The Denver Post)
May 4, 2016 Raising Speed Limits Is Irresponsible, But States Keep Doing It Anyway (WIRED)
May 3, 2016 Need for speed? Pennsylvania raises speed limit to 70 m.p.h. (Christian Science Monitor)
May 2, 2016 Speed limit hits 70 mph on nearly 1,000 miles of Pennsylvania's highways (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
May 1, 2016 It’s time Georgia adopts seat belt laws for back seat adult passengers (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
April 28, 2016 Florida ranks second in unrestricted passenger deaths, AAA study says (WFTV - Orlando)
April 18, 2016 Speed-Camera Debate Ramps Up (The Wall Street Journal)
April 17, 2016 More crashes, fewer tickets as Ohio’s speed limits rose (The Columbus Dispatch)
April 17, 2016 Road Warrior: Raising the speed limit to 65 mph has taken a deadly toll, experts say (North Jersey Media Group)
April 14, 2016 New Data Links Speed Limit Increase to More Road Deaths (Claims Journal)
April 13, 2016 Higher Speed Limits Contributed to 33,000 Deaths Over 20 Years (
April 12, 2016 More texting drivers in Texas and other states without ban, study says (Houston Chronicle)
April 6, 2016 Police increasing patrols to crack down on distracted driving (FOX25 / MyFoxBoston)
GHSA Member Jeff Larason is quoted in this article.
April 4, 2016 Nebraska roads fatalities down significantly from start of 2015 (Omaha World-Herald)
GHSA Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
April 4, 2016 New Jersey bill could put pedestrians in jail for texting while crossing the street (The Washington Post)
April 4, 2016 10 of 13 SD crash victims didn't buckle up (KOTA Territory News)
GHSA Board Member Lee Axdahl is quoted in this article.
April 2016 Report predicts spike in pedestrian deaths (Auto Insurance Center)
March 29, 2016 Drop cellphones to save pedestrian lives (Los Angeles Daily News)
March 27, 2016 Pedestrian deaths jump in Ohio (Dayton Daily News)
March 20, 2016 Road Warror: N.J. isn't listening to rear-belt warnings (North Jersey Media Group)
March 18, 2016 The Numbers Crunch: More of us are out walking but also getting hit by cars (The Sacramento Bee)
GHSA Member Chris Cochran is quoted in this article.
March 16, 2016 Pennsylvania Turnpike to increase speed limit to 70 mph (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
March 16, 2016 Thumbs down: Pedestrian deaths on rise across country (The Herald-Dispatch - Huntington, W. Va.)
March 15, 2016 33 deaths already: Panel meets to drive down roadway fatalities (Great Falls Tribune - Montana)
GHSA Member Mike Tooley is quoted in this article.
March 14, 2016 Deadly ride: Florida leads nation in motorcycle fatalities (The Tampa Tribune)
March 14, 2016 Pedestrian deaths rise nationwide; Drop in Connecticut (Connecticut Post)
March 14, 2016 Don’t text while walking, either (The Post and Courier - Charleston, S.C.)
March 11, 2016 Authorities issue 39 cellphone tickets (Simi Valley Acorn - Calif.)
March 10, 2016 3 in 5 killed in Ohio crashes failed to wear seat belts, prompting a spike in enforcement (The Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio)
March 10, 2016 New Mexico Tops Country In Pedestrian Deaths (KUNM)
March 10, 2016 More pedestrians killed in SC in 2015 than 2014, study says (The State)
March 10, 2016 Report Finds Increase in Pedestrian Deaths in 2015 (Time Warner Cable News - Charlotte, N.C.)
March 10, 2016 Pedestrian Traffic-Related Deaths Rising at Alarming Rate (
March 10, 2016 Tougher Enforcement of Traffic Laws Can Save Lives (Eastern Group Publications - East L.A.)
March 9, 2016 In the U.S., Pedestrian Deaths Are Still on the Rise (CityLab)
March 9, 2016 Data on pedestrian deaths shows largest-ever increase in 2015 (Safety + Health Magazine - National Safety Council)
March 9, 2016 Transportation officials say distracted walking a growing problem (KCCI 8 News - Des Moines, Iowa)
March 9, 2016 Pedestrian deaths: Incidents in Arizona surged in 2015 (Casa Grande Dispatch)
March 9, 2016 Locals react to national study showing pedestrian deaths are up (WSBT-TV - South Bend, Ind.)
March 9, 2016 New Study Shows Cell Phones Contribute to Increase in Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities (WVTM 13 News - Birmingham, Ala.)
March 9, 2016 Merced County pedestrian death rate outpaces national increase, study says (Merced Sun-Star - Calif.)
March 9, 2016 Pedestrian Deaths Make Up a Rising Share of U.S. Traffic Fatalities (Streetsblog USA)
March 9, 2016 Alarming Increase in Pedestrian Deaths in 2015: Are Distracted Driving and Distracted Walking a Deadly Combination? (The Legal Examiner)
March 9, 2016 Report: Pedestrian deaths up; smartphones blamed (News 12 The Bronx)
March 9, 2016 Pedestrian deaths more than double in Ohio (WDTN-TV - Dayton, Ohio)
March 9, 2016 Why Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Are on Rise (Insurance Journal)
March 9, 2016 Lewis Diuguid: Walking and texting add to more fatalities for pedestrians (Kansas City Star)
March 9, 2016 California pedestrian deaths projected to jump 12 percent (89.3 KPCC - Southern California)
March 9, 2016 TRAFFIC: Pedestrian fatalities growing at frightening rate (The Press Enterprise - Riverside, Calif.)
March 8, 2016 Pedestrian Deaths Are Rising At A Terrifying Rate (Jalopnik)
March 8, 2016 Study blames distracted walkers for rise in pedestrian deaths (KSLA News 12 - Shreveport, La.)
March 8, 2016 Study: Pedestrian deaths in California rose 7% in the first half of 2015 (Los Angeles Times)
March 8, 2016 Why are more pedestrians dying in collisions? (Roadshow by CNET)
March 8, 2016 Pedestrian deaths down in RI, despite nationwide trend (WPRI 12 - Providence, R.I.)
GHSA Member Gabrielle Abbate is interviewed in this story.
March 8, 2016 Pedestrian Deaths Rise 10% in 2015 (The Detroit Bureau)
March 8, 2016 Early data suggests pedestrian deaths surged in 2015 (The Associated Press)
March 8, 2016 Risky Business (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
(Coverage of 2015 Pedestrian Fatality Spoglight Report)
March 8, 2016 Big rise in pedestrian deaths linked to cellphone use (Today)
March 8, 2016 Report Projects Increased Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities for 2015, but What's Causing Them? (ABC News)
March 8, 2016 Walking while texting can be deadly, study shows (USA Today)
March 8, 2016 Is Walking Getting More Dangerous? New Report Says Yes (Forbes)
March 8, 2016 Pedestrian death rate jumps at fastest pace ever recorded (Autoblog)
March 8, 2016 As roads become safer for drivers and passengers, pedestrian deaths still rise (The Washington Post)
March 8, 2016 U.S. pedestrian deaths from car crashes surge (Reuters)
March 8, 2016 Pedestrian deaths appear to be climbing: Can we reverse the trend? (Christian Science Monitor)
March 8, 2016 TRAFFIC: Pedestrian fatalities growing at frightening rate (The Press-Enterprise - Riverside, Calif.)
March 8, 2016 NC municipalities working to reverse alarming pedestrian death trend (CBS North Carolina)
March 8, 2016 Deputies again investigate pedestrian crash at Harrison Twp intersection (WKEF-TV - Dayton, Ohio)
March 8, 2016 Be aware when you’re outside enjoying the weather (WSLS 10 - Roanoke, Va.)
March 8, 2016 Pedestrian in road struck, killed (Dayton Daily News)
March 8, 2016 Report: Pedestrian fatalities increasing across the Tri-State (WCPO - Cincinnati)
March 8, 2016 Report: Ohio pedestrian deaths more than doubled (The Columbus Dispatch)
March 8, 2016 Study: Texting & walking can be deadly (WPMI - Mobile, Ala.)
March 8, 2016 47 ABC catch distracted pedestrians in the act (47 ABC - Salisbury, Md.)
March 8, 2016 Increase in pedestrian deaths hits a 40-year high nationally (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
March 8, 2016 Study: Portable electronics partly to blame for pedestrian deaths (News 12 Long Island)
March 8, 2016 Pedestrian deaths nationally jumped 10 percent in 2015, safety group says (Star Tribune - Minneapolis)
March 8, 2016 US pedestrian fatalities rising faster than ever before, study says (The Boston Globe)
March 8, 2016 NC municipalities working to reverse alarming pedestrian death trend (CBS North Carolina)
March 8, 2016 Early Data Suggests Pedestrian Deaths Surged In 2015 (WCBS News Radio 880)
March 8, 2016 Pedestrian deaths up 10 percent, marking largest annual spike (WTOP - Washington, D.C.)
March 8, 2016 Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Projected to Jump 10 Percent (HealthDay)
March 6, 2016 Teen drivers becoming safer, but statistics show room for improvement (Watertown Daily Times)
March 2016 Red light, speed cameras: Friend or foe? (Auto Insurance Center)
Feb. 25, 2016 Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older Drivers (HealthDay)
Feb. 25, 2016 Why more than 1 million Americans have died in car crashes since 1990 (The Washington Post)
Feb. 23, 2016 Kansas House rejects plan to set top speed limit to 80 mph (Lawrence Journal-World)
Feb. 12, 2016 Backseat driver: A new push to buckle (InsuranceQuotes)
Feb. 12, 2016 Why you should Buckleup in the Backseat (WGRZ - Buffalo, N.Y.)
Feb. 9, 2016 Michigan's proposed 75-80 mph speed limit would be highest in Midwest (MLive)
Feb. 4, 2016 A need to speed: More drivers caught exceeding 100 mph on Ohio roads, PD analysis shows (The Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio)
Feb. 2, 2016 Drunk driving level would be lowered in N.J. if feds get
their way
Feb. 2016 Driving dangerously: The 4 riskiest impairments on the road (Auto Insurance Center)
Feb. 2016 Why Are Traffic Deaths Rising? (GOVERNING Magazine)
Jan. 30, 2016 Police finding more drugged drivers on Pennsylvania roads (New Castle News)
Jan. 29, 2016 Connecticut targets drunk drivers (Yale News)
Jan. 25, 2016 Moped helmet law floated for Hawaii (West Hawaii Today)
Jan. 24, 2016 Tougher traffic laws sought (Dayton Daily News)
Jan. 20, 2016 Hands-free phone bill seen missing mark on safety (NewBostonPost)
Jan. 20, 2016 Pedestrian deaths on the rise in D.C. region (WTOP - Washington, D.C.)
Jan. 11, 2016 A dramatic seat belt lesson (Lincoln Journal-Star)
GHSA Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
Jan. 5, 2016 Teen driver fatalities are preventable tragedies (