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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.

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 (
Dec. 28, 2015 Data: Texting while driving stops increase again in 2015 (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Dec. 27, 2015 Maine weighs marijuana and highway safety (Lewiston Sun Journal)
Dec. 20, 2015 A deadly year for distracted walkers in Minnesota (Star Tribune)
Dec. 20, 2015 Drug use in traffic crashes is gaining on alcohol (Omaha World-Herald)
GHSA Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
Dec. 17, 2015 Drowsy Driving: How to Help Your Teen Driver Avoid It (SafeBee)
Dec. 16, 2015 Buckling up in rear seat may save a driver too (Traverse City Record-Eagle - Traverse City, Mich.)
Dec. 9, 2015 In the back seat? Better buckle up, GHSA says (Safety + Health Magazine - National Safety Council)
Dec. 9, 2015 North American cell phone laws you might not know about (
Dec. 3, 2015 No Love for Red Light Revenue (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
Dec. 2015 Drivers alter their behavior when their insurer is watching (Auto Insurance Center)
Dec. 2015 Injury claim costs on the rise despite safer roads, vehicles (Auto Insurance Center)
Nov. 30, 2015 Moak: Buckle up in back seats (The Clarion-Ledger - Jackson, Miss.)
Nov. 27, 2015 Buckle Up in the Backseat, Experts Advise (HealthDay)
Nov. 26, 2015 Expert: Buckle up. No matter where you sit in the car (Michigan Radio)
Nov. 25, 2015 Unbuckled In The Back Seat - Deadlier Than People Realize (Forbes)
Nov. 24, 2015 Traffic deaths hit record low last year, but 2015 trend is alarming (The Washington Post)
Nov. 24, 2015 More than 400 will die on the roads this holiday weekend, many not in seat belts (The Washington Post)
Nov. 24, 2015 Traffic deaths fell in 2014, but 2015 stats troubling (USA TODAY)
Nov. 24, 2015 New Emphasis Being Made On Seatbelt Use For Back Seat Passengers (News 9 - Oklahoma City)
Nov. 24, 2015 Report urges states to require backseat passengers to buckle up (KCTV - Kansas City)
Nov. 23, 2015 Tennessee has no law requiring seatbelt use in back seat (WHBQ-TV - Memphis, Tenn.)
Nov. 23, 2015 Hundreds of Traffic Tragedies Preventable: Report (NBC 7 San Diego)
Nov. 23, 2015 New Report Urges States To Require Seat Belts For Rear Seat Passengers (Hartford Courant - Hartford, Conn.)
Nov. 23, 2015 Heavy holiday travel expected this week (The Sacramento Bee)
Nov. 23, 2015 Back seat belt use lags in Georgia (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Nov. 23, 2015 Seat Belt Safety In Back Seats A Concern For Thanksgiving Travel (CBS Boston)
Nov. 23, 2015 Fewer Adults Wearing Seat Belts in Back Seat of Cars, Alert Says (ABC Radio and KWLM in Wilmar, Minn.)
Nov. 23, 2015 Ford Develops Drugged-Driving Suit To Show What It's Like To Drive Under The Influence (Tech Times)
Nov. 19, 2015 Bill that would ban you from touching your phone while driving gains traction (The Boston Globe)
Nov. 17, 2015 Crashes, fatalities trend higher in La. in 2014 (Shreveport Times)
Nov. 16, 2015 Stop that nabbed OSU quarterback common (The Toledo Blade)
Nov. 14, 2015 Child Passenger Safety Law: Changes spur seat checks, class (Shawnee News-Star - Shawnee, Okla.)
Nov. 12, 2015 Accidents tick up after speed limit increases to 70 mph (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Nov. 5, 2015 Go ahead: Text while you drive. You’ll pay for it (NonDoc)
Nov. 4, 2015 Georgia troopers to crack down on distracted driving (The Newman Times-Herald - Newman, Ga.)
GHSA Vice Chair Harris Blackwood is quoted in this article.
Nov. 3, 2015 Texting while driving convictions quadruple in Virginia (CBS 6, WTVR-TV - Richmond, Va.)
Nov. 3, 2015 Report: Marijuana use skyrocketing among Americans (WAVE 3 - Louisville, Ky.)
Nov. 1, 2015 Texting while driving ban becomes effective Sunday (The Examiner-Enterprise - Bartlesville, Okla.)
Oct. 27, 2015 Nebraska officials worried about increase in traffic fatalities (KETV-TV - Omaha)
GHSA Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this story.
Oct. 27, 2015 Pedestrian safety in Delaware a 'grave concern' (NewsWorks)
GHSA Chair Jana Simpler is quoted in this article.
Oct. 23, 2015 Research shows drivers stay distracted after using devices, even hands-free ones (Omaha World-Herald)
GHSA Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
Oct. 22, 2015 Hands-free cellphone bill in driver's seat (The Sun - Lowell, Mass.)
Oct. 20, 2015 Peer pressure works better than celebrity ads in reducing teen driving deaths (Mother Nature Network)
Oct. 19, 2015 Governor Cuomo Launches 'Coaches Care' Campaign to Educate Teens About Safe Driving (
Oct. 19, 2015 National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 18-24 ( - Southeast-Brewster, N.Y.)
Oct. 19, 2015 It takes a village to raise a teen driver (Autoblog)
Oct. 19, 2015 A dog walk in the dark turns tragic (The Orange County Register)
Oct. 19, 2015 Considering Buying a Car for Your Teen? Read This First! (Make It Better Magazine)
Oct. 19, 2015 Preventing the No. 1 Killer of Teenagers in America: Unsafe Driving (Yahoo! Parenting)
Oct. 17, 2015 Why must children use car seats until age 8 in Oklahoma? (The Christian Science Monitor)
Oct. 15, 2015 Coaches talk teen driver safety (Glens Falls Post-Star - Glens Falls, N.Y.)
Oct. 14, 2015 Drug-impaired driving on the increase while drunk driving declines in the U.S. (PropertyCasualty360)
Oct. 14, 2015 1 in 5 drivers test positive for drugs, according to report (KPRC - Houston)
Oct. 13, 2015 40 percent of drivers killed in 2013 tested positive for drugs: study (Safety + Health Magazine - National Safety Council)
Oct. 11, 2015 Lawmaker bringing back bill to counter drugged driving (The Decatur Daily - Decatur, Ala.)
Oct. 10, 2015 Report Urges National, State Action On Drugged Driving (Space Coast Daily)
Oct. 9, 2015 GHSA Report Urges National Action on Drugged Driving (Occupational Health & Safety)
Oct. 9, 2015 Florida lawmaker renews effort to outlaw red-light cameras (Land Line Magazine)
Oct. 8, 2015 Erie County motorcycle fatalities on steep decline ( - Erie, Penn.)
Oct. 8, 2015 No-Brainer: Bike Helmets Protect Noggins and Face Bones (LiveScience)
Oct. 6, 2015 Lawmakers weigh stricter law to curb distracted driving (The Lowell Sun - Lowell, Mass.)
Oct. 3, 2015 Drug-impaired driving on the rise (
Oct. 1, 2015 Driving while drugged now just as deadly as drunk driving (CNN Health)
Oct. 1, 2015 'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S. (HealthDay)
Oct. 1, 2015 Drugged Driving On The Increase, New Report Urges Action (Forbes)
Oct. 1, 2015 Drugged drivers becoming as prevalent as drunk drivers (WALB-TV - Albany, Ga.)
Oct. 1, 2015 Drugged driving: States need standards on pot and pills (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Oct. 2015 Selfie culture finds dangerous place behind the wheel (Auto Insurance Center)
Sept. 30, 2015 Legal marijuana complicating efforts to reduce fatal crashes across the country (USA TODAY)
Sept. 30, 2015 Drug use now rivals drunk driving as cause of fatal car crashes, study says (The Washington Post)
Sept. 30, 2015 Nonprofit report raises concerns about driving while on drugs (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Sept. 30, 2015 States looking to legalize pot need crash course on drugged driving, report says (Portland Press-Herald - Portland, Maine)
Sept. 30, 2015 Drugged driving may be a quiet crisis on American roads (Auoblog)
Sept. 30, 2015 Report: Marijuana increases the risk of deadly crashes (WTOP - Washington, D.C.)
Sept. 29, 2015 As Pedestrian Deaths Rise, States Step Up Efforts (
Sept. 27, 2015 Traffic deaths climbing in California – Is there a fix? (The Sacramento Bee)
Sept. 17, 2015 Pedestrian Safety: How Drivers and Walkers Can Save Lives (
Sept. 9, 2015 EDITORIAL: Vehicles, bicyclists share burden of making roads safer (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sept. 3, 2015 You're a great driver. Your spouse? Not so much (Autoblog)
Sept. 3, 2015 Editorial: Traffic cameras save lives (The Washington Post)
Sept. 1, 2015 Study: Speed cameras reduce traffic crashes (The Detroit News)
Sept. 1, 2015 Report finds speed cameras can curb traffic deaths and injuries (Autoblog)
Sept. 1, 2015 Montgomery Co. speed-camera program held up as a model for the nation (WTOP - Washington, D.C.)
Aug. 31, 2015 Study says Montgomery speed camera program is model for the nation (Washington Post)
Aug. 28, 2015 New Research Finds Rise in Injuries Caused by Walking and Texting (Good Morning America)
Aug. 25, 2015 Teens Not the Only Ones Using Cellphones While Driving (HealthDay)
Aug. 21, 2015 Road Warrior: Share the blame for pedestrian death count (North Jersey Media Group)
Aug. 20, 2015 Red-Light Cameras Hit Road Bump in Missouri Court Ruling (The Daily Signal)
Aug. 20, 2015 Americans can't put down our cell phones — and it's actually killing us (The Week)
Aug. 18, 2015 2015 proving deadly on Ohio roads (The Columbus Dispatch)
Aug. 17, 2015 Distracted driving leads to a rise in highway deaths (Consumer Affairs)
Aug. 17, 2015 Traffic deaths up sharply in first 6 months of this year (The Associated Press)
Aug. 14, 2015 Study: 'Petextrians' put selves + others at risk (HLN)
Aug. 13, 2015 The dangers of texting while driving (Observer-Reporter - Washington, Penn.)
Aug. 13, 2015 Pedestrian deaths increase; cell-phone distractions may be culprit (Autoblog)
Aug. 12, 2015 Distracted Walking: How Petextrians Endanger Our Streets (CBS12 - West Palm Beach)
Aug. 12, 2015 Aumentan Muertes de Peatones Distraidos (Telemundo)
Aug. 11, 2015 Study: Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise (WTOP - Washington, D.C.)
Aug. 11, 2015 Texting while walking contributes to rise in walker deaths (CBS Richmond)
Aug. 11, 2015 Putting Away Your Phone While Walking Is a Cool Way to Avoid Sudden Death (Jezebel)
Aug. 11, 2015 Iowans take walking on the safe side, report concludes (The Gazette - Iowa)
Aug. 11, 2015 Report: Using Cell Phone While Walking Just As Deadly As Texting And Driving (CBS Baltimore)
Aug. 11, 2015 Driving Down the Pedestrian Death Rate (POLITICO)
Aug. 10, 2015 Distracted Walking: How 'Petextrians' Are Endangering Our Streets (ABC News)
Aug. 10, 2015 It's getting more dangerous to travel on foot (Consumer Affairs)
Aug. 10, 2015 Report: Pedestrian deaths up 15 percent since 2009 (Philly Voice)
Aug. 4, 2015 Bicyclist killed by dump truck at Canal and South Broad; five bicyclists have died in New Orleans this year (The Advocate - New Orleans, La.)
July 28, 2015 Essential New-Car Features To Keep Seniors Driving Longer (Forbes)
July 28, 2015 Delaware highway fatalities on the rise (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Secretary Jana Simpler is quoted in this article.
July 26, 2015 Should Gadgets That Distract Drivers Be Banned? (Newsweek)
July 20, 2015 Shocking Ad Targets Distracted Drivers (ABC World News Tonight)
July 2015 Don’t Let Your Teenager’s High Auto Insurance Crash Your Expenses (Auto Insurance Center)
July 7, 2015 Camp aims to teach teens safe driving (Argus Leader - Sioux Falls, S.D.)
GHSA Board Member Lee Axdahl is quoted in this article about the Ford DSFL Summer Tour.
July 3, 2015 Warning About Drunken Drivers Ahead of Busy July 4 Weekend (Good Morning America)
July 1, 2015 New Ohio rules limit young drivers’ passengers, hours (The Columbus Dispatch)
June 24, 2015 Bike helmets now more fashionable and high tech (The Baltimore Sun)
June 20, 2015 Your Cell Phone Can Hurt You, And Not Just Behind The Wheel (Forbes)
June 19, 2015 It's time to ban phone use while driving (and severely punish violators) (CIO)
June 13, 2015 Fatal crashes often have common denominator: Unbelted occupants (Orlando Sentinal)
June 9, 2015 Our view: It’s summer, so remember to slow down in construction zones (Duluth News Tribune)
June 8, 2015 There are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on U.S. roads each year. Here’s how to stop them. (The Washington Post)
June 8, 2015 Motorcycle Death Rates Are Improving, But Can They Go Lower? (CheatSheet)
June 4, 2015 Our Opinion: Ensuring children's safety requires stricter seat-belt laws (Times Reporter - New Philadelphia, Ohio)
June 4, 2015 Feds Want to Run Flimsy Motorcycle Helmets Off the Road (FairWarning)
June 3, 2015 'Move Over' Laws Aim to Save Lives on the Highways (Stateline)
May 31, 2015 Aging drivers in Wyoming may see tougher requirements (Wyoming Tribune Eagle)
May 30, 2015 Canadian Ticketed for Using an Apple Watch While Driving (Re/code)
May 30, 2015 Unsafe "Novelty Motorcycle Helmets" Targeted By Federal Government (Forbes)
May 29, 2015 Nobel Prize-Winner John Nash’s Death Raises Awareness About Buckling Up in Taxis (Good Morning America)
May 29, 2015 Could wearing a smartwatch behind the wheel land you in hot water? (The Washington Post)
May 29, 2015 Editorial: Bill would tighten seat-belt laws (The Independent - Massillon, Ohio)
May 27, 2015 Motorcyclist deaths down slightly, but remain high: GHSA (Safety + Health Magazine)
May 27, 2015 Why do we buckle up in cars, but not in cabs? (The Star-Ledger - N.J.)
May 25, 2015 Deaths of Math Genius John F. Nash Jr. and Wife Show Need to Use Seatbelts in Back, Experts Say (The New York Times)
May 23, 2015 Motorcycle helmets make sense, save lives (Observer-Reporter - Southwestern Penn.)
May 21, 2015 Death toll (motorcyclist report coverage) (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
May 20, 2015 Motorcyclist deaths projected to drop for the second straight year (The Washington Post)
May 20, 2015 Good And Bad News For Motorcycle Riders (Forbes)
May 20, 2015 Motorcycle sales up, motorcycle fatalities high (Los Angeles Times)
May 20, 2015 Fewer Motorcyclists Dying in Crashes: Report (HealthDay)
May 20, 2015 Motorcycle deaths down in U.S., up in Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
May 20, 2015 Bad weather curbs motorcycle deaths ( via The Street)
May 20, 2015 Study: DC-area motorcylists more at risk (WTOP News - Washington, D.C.)
May 18, 2015 Police ramp up seat belt safety campaign for holiday (
GHSA Member Gary Poedubicky is quoted in this article.
May 15, 2015 UC Merced engineering students pitch their projects (Merced Sun-Star)
May 14, 2105 Good Samaritan Hospital Holds Its Annual Blessing of the Bicycles (DT News - Los Angeles)
May 13, 2015 Would Seat Belts Have Saved Lives in Amtrak Derailment? (ABC News)
May 13, 2015 Walk this way: Michigan crosswalk safety rules unclear (Lansing City Pulse)
May 12, 2015 Modesto may keep red-light cameras for five more years (The Modesto Bee)
May 7, 2015 Deadly start of 2015 for Iowa motorcyclists (The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
GHSA Member Pat Hoye is quoted in this article.
May 5, 2015 Oklahoma bans texting while driving (The Oklahoman)
May 4, 2015 Seekonk High student honored for volunteerism at Washington ceremony, receives award from GMA’s Robin Roberts (The Sun Chronicle - Attleboro, North Attleboro, Mass.)
May 1, 2015 Graduated Licensing Reduces Crashes — and Possibly Car Insurance Quotes (NerdWallet)
April 30, 2015 Oklahoma Legislature: Texting-While-Driving Ban Heads To Governor (The Southwest Times Record - Fort Smith, Ark.)
April 30, 2015 Should You Wear Your Apple Watch While Driving? (Fast Company)
April 29, 2015 Texting while driving ban passes House (The Norman Transcript - Norman, Okla.)
April 29, 2015 Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving (HealthDay)
April 25, 2015 Driven from distraction (The Economist)
April 23, 2015 Students award for safe driving campaigns (Journal-Courier - Jacksonville, Ill.)
April 21, 2015 Michigan motorcycle fatalities dropped in 2014 (Detroit Free Press)
April 20, 2015 Sharing the road could mean life or death (KHQA - Quincy, Ill.)
April 20, 2015 Rising Speed Limits Spur Safety Concerns (Stateline)
April 16, 2015 Crash that killed 4 gives new urgency to Sen. Krist's efforts to toughen Nebraska's seat belt law (Omaha World-Herald)
GHSA Members Fred Zwonechek and Member Pat Hoye are quoted in this article.
April 14, 2015 Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says (HealthDay)
April 13, 2015 Who Texts While Driving More? Teens or Adults? (WLOS News 13 - Ashville, N.C.)
April 11, 2015 Texting tickets continue to soar (Democrat & Chronicle - Albany, N.Y.)
April 11, 2015 NM kicks off campaign against distracted driving (Albuquerque Journal)
April 11, 2015 Iowa considers tougher texting laws, hits snag on the details (The Des Moines Register)
April 11, 2015 New road rules in Texas? Watch out for bicyclists (Star-Telegram - Fort Worth, Texas)
April 10, 2015 Legislature approves 75mph speed limits on some highways (KING 5 News - Seattle)
April 8, 2015 NHPD cracks down on distracted driving (Yale Daily News)
April 7, 2015 Idaho tests what resonates with drivers (News Journal - Burley, Idaho)
GHSA Member Brent Jennings is quoted in this article.
April 6, 2015 State unveils TV ad touting seat belt safety (Capital Journal - Pierre, S.D.)
GHSA Board Member Lee Axdahl is quoted in this article.
April 3, 2015 Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries (U.S. News & World Reports via HealthDay)
April 3, 2015 State struggles to cite distracted drivers (The Gothenburg Times - Gothenburg, Neb.)
April 3, 2015 American states with texting and driving bans saw 7 per cent drop in deadly car crashes ( - London)
April 3, 2015 AWARENESS SCHMARENESS: Distracted Driving Awareness Month is all well and good, but the campaign only goes so far if states aren’t getting extra cash for enforcement... (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
April 2, 2015 Attorney, bicycle safety advocate to talk about cycle laws (Highlands Today - Sebring, Fla.)
April 2, 2015 Surprisingly, Texting Isn’t the Leading Cause of Teen Car Wrecks (Autos Cheat Sheet)
April 1, 2015 Study shows teen drivers distracted (The Daily Iowan)
April 1, 2015 Police crackdown on distracted driving nets 75 drivers Wednesday (Stamford Advocate - Stamford, Conn.)
GHSA Member Joe Cristalli is quoted in this article.
March 30, 2015 Signs directing drivers to 'Safe Phone Zones' to be erected in April (Chicago Sun-Times)
March 29, 2015 Horror Movie: Watch These Distracted Teens Drive Right Off The Road (Forbes)
March 27, 2015 Fewer pedestrians struck in county, city (The Frederick News-Post - Frederick, Md.)
March 27, 2015 State safety officials raise concerns about distracted walking (Sun Sentinel - Fort Lauderdale)
GHSA member Trenda McPherson is quoted in this article.
March 25, 2015 AAA: 58 percent of teens involved in traffic crashes are distracted (The Washington Post)
March 25, 2015 Florida Bike Month: Make Cycling Safer (The Ledger - Lakeland, Fla.)
March 24, 2015 Proposed 75 mph speed limit in Ohio dead for now (Dayton Daily News)
March 24, 2015 Complacency blamed for last year's rise in traffic fatalities in Nebraska (Omaha World-Herald)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
March 23, 2015 Slow down the talk of raising speed limit to 75 mph (The Lima News - Lima, Ohio)
March 21, 2015 Nebraska helmet repeal debate set for vote next week (Star-Herald - Scottsbluff, Neb.)
March 20, 2015 Nebraska Legislators Push To Repeal Helmet Law Despite Opposition (ABC9 KCAU-TV - Sioux City, Iowa)
March 19, 2015 Could In-Car Breathalyzers Slash Rate of Booze-Linked Crashes? (HealthDay)
March 19, 2015 Gifford Street High School Students Take First Place in Teen Safe Driving Initiative (Chicago Tribune)
March 18, 2015 A loophole that costs teens’ lives (The Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs, Iowa)
March 18, 2015 What it will take to build a truly 'walkable life' in downtown Tampa's Channel district (Tampa Bay Business Journal)
March 18, 2015 Woodstock High School students place 3rd in Illinois safe driving competition (Northwest Herald - Crystal Lake, Ill.)
March 16, 2015 EDITORIAL: Pedestrian death toll unacceptable (Asbury Park Press - Neptune, N.J.)
March 16, 2015 Want to drive 75 mph legally? Lawmakers have a proposal for you (The Columbus Dispatch)
March 16, 2015 Deadly crossings: Why walking is dangerous in N.J. (Daily Record - Parsippany, N.J.)
March 16, 2015 Colorado joining national campaign to reduce traffic deaths (The Wall Street Journal)
March 16, 2015 Ohio considering 75 mph speed limit (Dayton Daily News)
March 16, 2015 'Hard core' or not, drunk drivers are a menace (The Baltimore Sun)
March 15, 2015 S.J. has state's 2 deadliest roads for pedestrians (Courier-Post - Cherry Hill, N.J.)
March 15, 2015 Deadly crossings: Why walking is dangerous in Central Jersey (
March 15, 2015 Majority of Iowa parents waive teen driving restriction (Des Moines Register and The Associated Press)
March 13, 2015 Deadly crossings: Why walking is dangerous at the Shore (Asbury Park Press - Neptune, N.J.)
March 13, 2015 GHSA Voices Complaints on Safety Grants (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
March 12, 2015 Nat’l Strategy to End Road Deaths (Go By Truck News)
March 11, 2015 R.I. Senate committee OKs ban on use of hand-held cell phones while driving (Providence Journal)
March 11, 2015 Pedestrian deaths slightly down: report (Safety + Health Magazine)
March 11, 2015 Editorial: Texting while driving can’t be tolerated (Morrow County Sentinal - Ohio)
March 10, 2015 Roanoke County police launch 'No Refusal' sobriety checkpoints (The Roanoke Times)
March 10, 2015 MADD Applauds New Ignition Interlock Bill in Texas (Nueces County Record Star)
March 10, 2015 What dangerous statistic is Florida ranked No. 1 in the nation by far? (Palm Beach Post)
March 8, 2015 Safety concerns block effort to raise interstate speed limit (Omaha World Herald via Associated Press)
March 7, 2015 Where do pedestrian deaths occur? (
March 7, 2015 Buckle up, front and back, when in a car (Poughkeepsie Journal)
March 6, 2015 Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Could Move Beyond California (The Wall Street Journal)
March 5, 2015 Melbourne walk planned for victims of distracted driver (Florida Today)
March 5, 2015 Florida bike crashes: 7 things that may shock you (The News-Press - Southwest Florida)
March 3, 2015 New Goal Set For D.C.: Totally Eliminate Pedestrian Deaths (WAMU - Washington, D.C.)
March 2, 2015 Study finds that pedestrian deaths are up in Michigan (Michigan Radio)
March 2, 2015 Ky texting and driving law difficult to enforce (The Courier-Journal - Louisville, Ky.)
GHSA Treasurer Bill Bell is quoted in this article.
March 2, 2015 Louisiana ranked 14th in pedestrian fatalities, Governor's HIghway Safety Association says (The Times-Picayune - New Orleans, La.)
March 2, 2015 State Considers Ban On Open Alcohol Containers In Vehicles (Hartford Courant)
March 1, 2015 Speeding away to oblivion (Times - Beaver, Penn.)
March 1, 2015 Road Warrior: Pedestrian safety must start from ground up (The Record - Northern New Jersey)
Feb. 28, 2015 Ban the cam?: Gardenhire bill aims to prohibit use of traffic enforcement cameras (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Feb. 28, 2015 Weekly Recap: Car-pedestrian crashes remained elevated in 2014 (Autoblog)
Feb. 27, 2015 State Patrol: 3 family members dead, 5 people injured in crash near Cozad (Omaha World-Herald)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
Feb. 27, 2015 California leads nation in pedestrian deaths -- again (Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 27, 2015 Pedestrian death rate down, but could be lower (KFVS12/Heartland News - Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
Feb. 27, 2015 Governors Highway Safety Group Projects Slight Decline in 2014 Pedestrian Deaths (AASHTO Journal)
Feb. 27, 2015 Study: Pedestrian Fatality Rates Still High in 2014 (
Feb. 27, 2015 Pedestrian fatalities decline in Colorado (Denver Business Journal)
Feb. 27, 2015 As cities become more walkable, pedestrian fatalities become a concern (Nashua Telegraph - Hudson, N.H.)
Feb. 26, 2015 Pedestrians killed at about the same rate last year as they were in 2013 (The Washington Post)
Feb. 26, 2015 Florida among states with most pedestrian fatalities (Orlando Business Journal)
Feb. 26, 2015 Walking gets increasingly deadly for pedestrians in Pa. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Feb. 26, 2015 U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High (HealthDay)
Feb. 26, 2015 More Than 2,000 Pedestrians Killed In First Half of 2014 (Roll Call)
Feb. 26, 2015 Walkers Remain At Risk As Fatalities Continue To Be High, New Report Finds (Forbes)
Feb. 26, 2015 Report Roundup: Pedestrian Spotlight (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
Feb. 26, 2015 Pedestrian Fatalities Largely Unchanged in 2014 (KMBZ-FM - Kansas City, Mo. via ABC News Radio)
Feb. 26, 2015 Michigan pedestrian deaths up 40% in '14 (The Detroit News)
Feb. 25, 2015 Oregon teen driving laws scrutinized after West Linn, Oregon City students' deaths (Oregon Live)
GHSA Immediate Past Chairman Troy Costales is quoted in this article.
Feb. 24, 2015 Investigation finds Mass. texting and driving ban ineffective (FOX25 / MyFoxBoston)
Feb. 24, 2015 It Can Wait: The deadly effects of phone usage while driving (Daily Local News - West Chester, Pa.)
Feb. 24, 2015 American Horror Story star's death spotlights pedestrian crashes (Autoblog)
Feb. 23, 2015 Raise the speed limit -- with caution (Frederick News-Post - Frederick, Md.)
Feb. 17, 2015 Brutally Honest: How to keep your teens from texting and driving (CNN)
Feb. 14, 2015 Teens Put Driving Skills To The Test In The Name Of Safety (CBS Miami)
Feb. 13, 2015 Bob Simon was not violating seat belt law in fatal crash (USA TODAY)
Feb. 11, 2015 Proposed bills would penalize texting while driving (Yale Daily News - New Haven, Conn.)
Feb. 8, 2015 Latest crash data report is reminder that highway safety is largely up to us (Daily World - Opelousas, La.)
This opinion piece is by GHSA Member Lt. Col. John LeBlanc.
Feb. 5, 2015 Kansas considers bill to raise seat belt fines 500 percent — to $60 (The Kansas City Star)
Feb. 5, 2015 Bills banning texting while driving moving forward (WAPT-TV - Jackson, Miss.)
Feb. 3, 2015 Some legislators want to increase speed limit along rural parts of Interstate 90 (Yakima Herald-Republic - Yakima, Wash.)
Jan. 31, 2015 Turn off red-light cameras in Texas? (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Jan. 29, 2015 Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash (Yahoo! News and The Associated Press)
Jan. 26, 2015 Florida strengthens child booster-seat law (Orlando Sentinal)
Jan. 20, 2015 AAA invests $12 million in study of older drivers’ needs (Reuters Health)
Jan. 20, 2015 A Cheeseburger, a Suburban Traffic Stop and a Ticket for Eating While Driving (The New York Times)
Jan. 17, 2015 Red-light and speed cameras back on the legislature’s agenda (The Daily Herald - Columbia, Tenn.)
Jan. 17, 2015 Despite laws, many still distracted driving (The Morning Sun - Mt. Pleasant, Mich.)
GHSA Member Michael Prince is quoted in this article.
Jan. 16, 2015 Study: Wrecks involving cyclists increasing (WAFF-TV 48 - Huntsville, Ala.)
Jan. 6, 2015 Give bicyclists their own roads (The Washington Post)
Jan. 4, 2015 This Bike Helmet Can Tell You When a Volvo Gets Too Close (
Jan. 1, 2015 Harsher distracted driving regulations and penalties needed in 2015 (Technology Tell)