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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.

Dec. 17, 2014 New Free App Helps Drunk Drivers Get Safe Rides Home (Forbes)
Dec. 16, 2014 Enforcement of Drunk Driving Laws Makes Roads Safer, Study Finds (HealthDay)
Dec. 12, 2014 Too Many Drinks? New Cellphone App May Tell You So (Associated Press and ABC News)
Dec. 11, 2014 'Distracted Walkers' Are Major Concern for Cities and States (
Dec. 7, 2014 Testing for pot: The next great roadside attraction (Tulsa Daily World)
Dec. 4, 2014 Putting teeth into texting law a necessity (Sun Sentinel - Fort Lauderdale)
Dec. 3, 2014 New driving law in O'Fallon, Mo., covers more than just texting (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Dec. 3, 2014 Victims of impaired driving crashes remembered (Knoxville News Sentinel and Associated Press
Dec. 3, 2014 Nine cyclists dead in state this year (Courier-Post - South Jersey)
Nov. 29, 2014 BUI? Drunken Riding, No Helmets And Other Reasons Why Bicyclist Deaths Are Growing (Forbes)
Nov. 28, 2014 No help from feds on Pa's tough-to-enforce texting ban, report (PennLive)
Nov. 27, 2014 No federal funds to help enforce Pa. ban on texting by drivers (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Nov. 23, 2014 Office of Highway Safety staff attend meetings to enhance local highway safety (Samoa News)
Nov. 20, 2014 Ohio nears new rules on ticket cameras (Land Line Magazine)
Nov. 20, 2014 Despite Airbag Defects, Driving Safer Than 20 Years Ago (Roll Call)
Nov. 19, 2014 NTSB board member to head NHTSA (The Detroit News)
Nov. 19, 2014 Obama appoints NTSB's Rosekind to be NHTSA administrator (The Trucker)
Nov. 19, 2014 Obama nominates Mark Rosekind for next NHTSA administrator (Autoblog)
Nov. 18, 2014 Drivers talk on cell phones less but surf, e-mail more (USA TODAY)
Nov. 18, 2014 Bicyclist Fatalities Rise As More Urban Workers Pedal to Work (Insurance Journal)
Nov. 14, 2014 Bike Fatalities Rise, Adult Males at Highest Risk (Claims Journal)
Nov. 13, 2014 Cyclists and drivers should exercise more caution (The Columbus Dispatch)
Nov. 13, 2014 Virginia State Police initiative tackles texting and driving (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Nov. 12, 2014 Pedestrian accidents in Coachella Valley vex officials (The Desert Sun - Palm Springs, Calif.)
Nov. 11, 2014 Driving skills clinic teaches teens safety behind the wheel (azfamily)
Nov. 10, 2014 More bicyclists, many helmetless and drunk, dying (Reuters)
Nov. 6, 2014 Do Bicyclists In Chicago Deserve A Bad Rap? (CBS Chicago)
Nov. 5, 2014 Voters reject gas taxes, speed cameras (The Detroit News)
Nov. 4, 2014 Why Cyclist Groups Lashed Out on the Latest Bike Safety Report (Governing)
Nov. 4, 2014 Data lacking on bicyclist fatalities (The Sacramento Bee)
Oct. 31, 2014 Auto Club Considering Roadside Service For Bicyclists (WCBE 90.5 FM - Central Ohio)
Oct. 31, 2014 Bicyclists hope new law will make state less deadly (The Desert Sun - Palm Springs, Calif.)
Oct. 31, 2014 Tougher texting laws start Saturday (Democrat & Chronicle - Rochester, N.Y.)
Oct. 31, 2014 Wheelies: The ‘Technology and Stuff’ Edition (The New York Times)
Oct. 31, 2014 Does Cycling Culture Have a Drinking Problem? (CityLab)
Oct. 31, 2014 Why Bike Deaths Are on the Rise in the U.S. (Men's Journal)
Oct. 30, 2014 The dangers of cycling (WALB - Albany, Ga.)
Oct. 30, 2014 Ohio AAA chapters gauging demand for bicyclist roadside assistance (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Oct. 30, 2014 Neighbor wonders if cameras would impact number of crashes at intersection (13 Action News - Las Vegas)
Oct. 30, 2014 The Register's Editorial: Better bike safety needs education, not fines (Des Moines Register)
Oct. 30, 2014 Sharing the Road: Adapting to a New Culture of Cycling (The Diane Rehm Show)
Oct. 30, 2014 Bicyclist deaths spike on US roads (Autoblog)
Oct. 29, 2014 More cyclists being killed on US roads – changes correlate with an increase in cycle commuters (
Oct. 29, 2014 There's Been A Rise In Bike Fatalities, But That's Not The Whole Story (Huffington Post)
Oct. 28, 2014 Bicycle deaths on the rise nationally, but not in Minnesota (BringMeTheNews)
Oct. 28, 2014 Bicycle accidents rising in Quincy (WGEM - Quincy, Ill)
Oct. 28, 2014 Florida 2nd deadliest for bikes (The Independent Florida Alligator)
Oct. 28, 2014 Widow’s Plea To Drunk Drivers After Husband Killed In Suspected Hit-And-Run (CBS Los Angeles)
Oct. 28, 2014 Increase in Bike Deaths Prompts Concerns (Governing)
Oct. 28, 2014 Troubling trend on bike fatalities (Denver Post)
Oct. 28, 2014 Bicycle Fatalities Increasing in California, New Report Says (States Chronicles)
Oct. 28, 2014 GHSA report shows bicycle fatalities have increased 16% in recent years (Maine News)
Oct. 28, 2014 California Is No. 1 in Bicyclist Deaths (LA Weekly)
Oct. 27, 2014 New Bike Study Gives California Dubious Ranking (KTTV Los Angeles)
Oct. 27, 2014 Teen on Bicycle Fatally Struck, Driver Didn't See Him: Sheriff (NBC Bay Area)
Oct. 27, 2014 Deep Dive into Bike Fatalities (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
Oct. 27, 2014 Report: Alcohol-related deaths among bikers, drivers diverging (CBS News)
Oct. 27, 2014 Bike Deaths Spiked 16%, Study Finds (
Oct. 27, 2014 Study: Bike Deaths Up 16 Percent In Just Two Years (NPR)
Oct. 27, 2014 Rise in U.S. bicycle fatalities concerns safety advocates (Washington Post)
Oct. 27, 2014 Bicycle traffic deaths soar; California leads nation (Los Angeles Times)
Oct. 27, 2014 Cyclist deaths on the rise in California (SFGate)
Oct. 27, 2014 Illinois fifth in nation for bicycle deaths (Chicago Tribune)
Oct. 27, 2014 Road Worrier: Booze and other issues make bike safety an adult matter (News Observer - North Carolina)
Oct. 27, 2014 Report: Bike fatalities increasing, after decades of decline (The Gazette - Iowa)
Oct. 27, 2014 Report shows too many drink before biking (WTOP News - Washington, D.C.)
Oct. 27, 2014 Are Roads Becoming More Dangerous For Bike Riders? (WAMU - Washington, D.C.)
Oct. 27, 2014 Adults make up majority of people killed in N.J. bike crashes (
Oct. 27, 2014 Report: Dramatic Spike in Bicycle Deaths (Seattle Weekly)
Oct. 27, 2014 Fatal bicycle crashes on the rise, new study shows (Des Moines Register)
Oct. 27, 2014 Study shows rise in bicycle fatalities (
Oct. 24, 2014 Study: Handheld phone enforcement doesn't cut crashes (The Detroit News)
Oct. 23, 2014 Police crack down on parents who don't buckle kids' seat belts (NBC TODAY Show)
Oct. 23, 2014 Parents are urged to step up, help teen drivers (Dallas Morning News)
Oct. 22, 2014 Big blind spots detected in teenage driver knowledge (Fleet Owner)
Oct. 22, 2014 After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers (The Baltimore Sun)
Oct. 19, 2014 Sheriff's office receives six PBT units from highway safety grant (Nebraska City News-Press)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
Oct. 15, 2014 Cell phone use in school and construction zones should be illegal, lawmaker says (The Cleveland Plain-Dealer)
Oct. 10, 2014 Only 14 U.S. states have handheld-while-driving bans (Network World)
Oct. 8, 2014 Seattle Ranked Safest City In America For Pedestrians (AOL Autos)
Oct. 6, 2014 The cost and effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints (Columbia Daily Tribune)
GHSA Board Member Leanna Depue is quoted in this article.
Oct. 3, 2014 EDITORIAL: 'We just kind of did it' (York Dispatch)
GHSA Award-Winning Target 25 DUI program is covered in this article.
Sept. 25, 2014 Easing of Marijuana Laws Worries Road Safety Advocates (USA Today)
Sept. 24, 2014 Simulator shows teens the dangers of texting while driving (Columbus Telegram - Columbus, Neb.)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is quoed in this article.
Sept. 23, 2014 How traffic enforcement could play out on roads of the future (AutoBlog)
Sept. 23, 2014 Wrong-way driving may be more common than thought (Tampa Bay Times)
Sept. 20, 2014 Safety experts to pedestrians: Put the smartphones down and pay attention (The Washington Post)
Sept. 12, 2014 2014 tracking to be another deadly year for region's pedestrians (WTOP - Washington, D.C.)
Sept.10, 2014 New Report Tackles Distracted Teen Driving (WJBF-TV ABC 6 - Augusta, Ga.)
Sept.10, 2014 As marijuana laws ease, traffic safety officials worry stoned drivers pose a risk (MLive)
Sept. 9, 2014 Morning Show Segment (WGVU - Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Sept. 9, 2014 Should you spy on your teen driver? (MSN Money)
Sept. 8, 2014 G.R. hosts highway safety conference (WZZM 13 - Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Sept. 2, 2014 These are the states where you can drive the fastest (The Washington Post)
Sept. 2, 2014 Editorial: SC school bus camera law a smart move (The State - Columbia, S.C.)
Sept. 2, 2014 The speediest and slowest states on the road (FOX19-WXIX - Cincinnati)
Sept. 1, 2014 Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? (Associated Press)
Sept. 1, 2014 Distracted teen drivers raise alarms (The Advocate - Baton Rouge, La.)
GHSA Member John LeBlanc is quoted in this article.
Aug. 31, 2014 Group Works On Texting and Driving Prevention (ArkansasMatters)
Aug. 30, 2014 Teen Drivers: Distracted and Dangerous, A New Report Finds (Forbes)
Aug. 27, 2014 Police say cellphone led to teenager's rollover crash; driver climbs from vehicle uninjured (KJRH-TV - Tulsa, Okla.)
Aug. 27, 2014 Report Addresses Distracted Teen Drivers (NBC 5 - KXAS, Dallas)
Aug. 26, 2014 Why one Long Island county dismissed $2.4 million in speed-camera fines (AOL Autos)
Aug. 26, 2014 Why "back to school" means watch the road (CBS News)
Aug. 25, 2014 Wide-open Texas has the fastest highways in the nation (The Dallas Morning News)
Aug. 24, 2014 Highway with the top speed limit is... (CNN Money)
Aug. 22, 2014 N.Y.'s fastest drivers rarely face toughest penalties (Elmira Star-Gazette)
Aug. 22, 2014 Fastest, slowest states: Where your state ranks (USA TODAY)
Aug. 19, 2014 Impaired Driving Suit (KTLA - Los Angeles)
Coverage of Ford Driving Skills for Life program
Aug. 15, 2014 Texas Has Fastest Average Driving Speed in the Country (Houston Press)
Aug. 9, 2014 Missouri appeals court upholds local primary seatbelt law (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
GHSA Board Member Leanna Depue is quoted in this article.
Aug. 9, 2014 More States Raise Highway Speed Limits, But Not NJ (NBC Philadelphia via The Press of Atlantic City)
Aug. 8, 2014 Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study (HealthDay)
Aug. 4, 2014 New Jersey drivers may be able to ignore other states’ speed cameras (The Washington Post)
Aug. 4, 2014 The Drive: When it comes to speeding, motorists need to slow down (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
Aug. 3, 2014 States can't navigate red tape to secure federal highway grants (AutoBlog)
July 29, 2014 Arizona’s ‘super extreme DUI’ and how we measure impaired driving in the U.S. (The Washington Post)
July 26, 2014 Federal highway safety grants go unclaimed (USA Today)
July 24, 2014 Higher tolls, higher speeds in Pa. (Lancaster Newspapers)
July 24, 2014 Pennsylvania testing 70-mph limit on parts of two interstates (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
July 21, 2014 Our View: Higher speed limit comes with risk (The Sentinal - Carlisle, Penn.)
July 21, 2014 CDOT takes on selfies in driving course (The Denver Post)
July 17, 2014 REPORT: More Teens Dying in Accidents Without Seat Belts (WRIC-TV)
July 14, 2014 NH traffic deaths take sharp decline (Union Leader)
GHSA Board Member Peter Thomson is quoted in this article.
July 10, 2014 Young drivers still aren’t buckling up enough (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
July 8, 2014 Click it or…die (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
July 8, 2014 Ford’s Driving Skills for Life Helps Teens Get Smart About Driving (NerdWallet)
June 25, 2014 There is no “Marijuana Breathalyzer” So How Can Police Tell if a Driver is High? (NET News)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
June 23, 2014 NYC trying to lower speed limit as others raise it (USA TODAY)
June 19, 2014 Auto accidents biggest killer of teens; lack of safety belts, inexperience to blame (Chicago Tribune)
June 17, 2014 Courier: Make texting-while-driving a primary offense (Des Moines Register)
June 17, 2014 The clock is ticking on fixing U.S. roads and bridges (USA TODAY)
June 16, 2014 Listen up, drivers in N.H.: No use of hand-held phones (Portland Press Herald)
June 15, 2014 New courses designed to prevent distracted driving among teenagers (WABC - New York City)
June 13, 2014 Driving in a 'drunk suit' (FOX News)
June 13, 2014 States adopt, pursue new rules on ticket cameras (Land Line Magazine)
June 11, 2014 South Carolina bans texting while driving (The Washington Post)
June 10, 2014 Some Maryland towns seeing less revenue from once profitable speed cameras (The Washington Post)
June 9, 2014 Speed limits are increasing on Minnesota highways and around the country (Star Tribune - Minneapolis, Minn.)
June 6, 2014 Why US roads are more dangerous than European ones (The Telegraph - London)
June 6, 2014 Ford gives teens a lesson in drunk driving (WTSP - Tampa Bay)
June 1, 2014 The NASCAR race sponsor? This year, it's you (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Member Alison Kirk is quoted in this article.
May 25, 2014 Fatal crashes on county roads up 71 percent in 2014 (Lincoln Journal Star)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
May 25, 2014 Memorial Day weekend big for running red lights, often with deadly results (The Washington Post)
May 24, 2014 That spring roar is the sound of motorcycles, and sometimes ambulance sirens follow (The Washington Post)
May 17, 2014 Some area highway speed limits could increase to 70 mph (The Times-Tribune - Scranton, Penn.)
May 13, 2014 Helmets for All (The Blade - Toledo, Ohio)
May 12, 2014 No clear impact from 70 mph limit (Dayton Daily News)
May 10, 2014 Re-establish motorcycle helmet law (Scranton Times-Tribune)
May 7, 2014 Motorcyclist Deaths May Have Decreased in 2013 (The New York Times)
May 7, 2014 Bring back helmets: Spring is here, with motorcycle deaths to follow (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
May 7, 2014 Motorcycle Deaths Down, But Overall Safety Has Not Improved, A New Study Finds (Forbes)
May 7, 2014 Motorcycle Fatalities Down In 2013, But More Due To Weather Than Safety (WAMU - Washington, D.C.)
May 7, 2014 Our Opinion: Motorcycle Safety Month data support helmet law (News Tribune - Jefferson City, Mo.)
May 6, 2014 Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013 (Los Angeles Times)
May 6, 2014 California Motorcyclist Fatalities Down (NBC4 Los Angeles)
GHSA Member Chris Cochran is quoted in this article.
May 6, 2014 Safety group: Motorcycle deaths dropped in 2013 (USA TODAY)
May 6, 2014 U.S. motorcycle deaths declined in 2013 (The Washington Post)
May 6, 2014 Motorcycle Deaths Decline in 2013 (Governing)
May 6, 2014 Motorcycle accidents claiming fewer American lives (CBS News/HealthDay)
May 6, 2014 FIRST LOOK — Motorcycle fatalities (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
May 6, 2014 Motorcycle fatalities declining as weather keeps bikers off road (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
May 6, 2014 Motorcycle fatalities for those without helmets up 9% in Michigan (The Detroit News)
April 25, 2014 Not driving? Then read this story (Pocono Record)
April 25, 2014 How gas prices relate to motorcycle fatalities (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
April 21, 2014 Groups Concentrate on Ending Distracted Driving (Associations Now)
April 19, 2014 SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting (The State, Columbia, S.C.)
April 19, 2014 Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2014: 'We're driving a 4,000-pound lethal weapon' (
April 14, 2014 You...driver...back away from the cellphone (
April 11, 2014 States adopt, near new rules on ticket cameras (Land Line Magazine)
April 8, 2014 Knowing State Law on Distracted Driving (The Peggy Smedley Show)
April 3, 2014 New Enforcement Campaign Announced To Reduce Traffic Fatalities (The Chattanoogan)
GHSA Chairman Kendell Poole is quoted in this article.
April 2, 2014 N.H. Senate hears testimony on bill to ban cell phones while driving (Concord Monitor)
April 3, 2014 Miss. House rejects texting-while-driving ban (Associated Press)
March 28, 2014 Cellphone use causes over 1 in 4 car accidents (USA TODAY)
March 26, 2014 You killed me at hello: 26% of car wrecks involve phones (MarketWatch)
March 24, 2014 Pedestrian fatalities dip in Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)
March 11, 2014 6 latest types of car safety technology (
March 9, 2014 Road Warrior: Pedestrian deaths on the decline (The Record - North Jersey)
March 6, 2014 Pedestrian Deaths Drop For First Time In Four Years (AOL Autos)
March 5, 2014 Pedestrian Deaths Drop Nationally (New York Public Radio)
March 5, 2014 Pedestrian Deaths Down In First Half of 2013, Report Says (Forbes)
March 5, 2014 Pedestrian deaths fall in '13, reversing trend (The Detroit News)
March 5, 2014 Pedestrian deaths decline in Pennsylvania, U.S. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
March 5, 2014 FIRST LOOK — Pedestrian deaths drop (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
March 5, 2014 Pedestrian Deaths Increased In D.C. Between First Six Months Of 2012 And 2013 (DCist)
March 5, 2014 Pedestrian Deaths In D.C. And Maryland Rose In 2013, Says Report (WAMU - Washington, D.C.)
March 5, 2014 Pedestrian deaths drop after three-year rise (USA TODAY)
March 3, 2014 Winter highways turn deadlier (Argus Leader - Sioux Falls, S.D.)
GHSA Board Members Lee Axdahl and Fred Zwonechek are quoted in this article.
Feb. 23, 2014 No Easy Answers For DUI Concerns As Marijuana Gains Support (NPR)
Feb. 4, 2014 Fatal car crashes involving pot use have tripled in U.S. (HealthDay via
Jan. 30, 2014 Tickets for texting soar in New York (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)
Jan. 27, 2014 New Jersey Program Marks Cars for Emergency Responders (Emergency Management)
Jan. 27, 2014 Do Transportation Apps Compromise Safety? (Governing)
Jan. 24, 2014 Cell phone bans cite few drivers, in part because offense is tough to prove (
Jan. 16, 2014 Smart phone apps, gadgets that make drivers less distracted (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
GHSA Chairman Kendell Poole is featured in this article.
Jan. 14, 2014 Oregon traffic deaths lowest since gas-rationing 1940s (The Oregonian)
GHSA Board Member Troy Costales is featured in this article.
Jan. 13, 2014 Texting-while-driving ban weak, critics say (The St. Augustine Record)
Jan. 9, 2014 Cuomo wants toughest texting-while-law in nation ( Albany Watch)
Jan. 8, 2014 Former State Sen. Jennie Robak's death revives talk of exam for elderly drivers (Omaha World-Herald)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article
Jan. 7, 2014 Your Car Is About to Get Smarter Than You Are (Time)
Jan. 1, 2014 Traffic deaths in Illinois rise for second straight year (Chicago Tribune)
Dec. 31, 2013 Pay attention: Ranking 6 driving distractions (, via MSN Money)
Dec. 23, 2013 Drunk Driving Can Make Holiday Season Deadly (HealthDay, via US News & World Report)
Dec. 18, 2013 Advocates want to change Md., D.C. drunk driving law (WTOP News)
Dec. 17, 2013 AAA projects slight uptick in year-end holiday travel (USA Today)
Dec. 14, 2013 Traffic fatalities decreasing in state, still above national average (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Dec. 12, 2013 Mobile app aids Ky. police in keeping drunk drivers off roads (Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV)
Dec. 6, 2013 Pedestrian-motorist incidents adding up in region (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Dec. 2, 2013 For drivers around Christmastime, it’s not exactly tidings of comfort and joy (Washington Post)
Nov. 29, 2013 Most deadly crashes in D.C. area and beyond? Single-car accidents, not pileups. (Washington Post)
Nov. 25, 2013 NY Troopers in Big SUVs Peer in on Texting Drivers (Associated Press)
Nov. 19, 2013 More Americans will travel this Thanksgiving holiday (USA Today)
Nov. 11, 2013 Vehicle fatalities fall in Pennsylvania, nation (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Nov. 6, 2013 Monthlong traffic safety campaign under way in Tennessee (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Nov. 6, 2013 States Take Action to Reduce Distracted Driving (The Huffington Post)
GHSA Chairman Kendell Poole is the author of this blog post.
Nov. 5, 2013 Distracted Driving: Something Every Driver Does (The Huffington Post)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is the author of this blog post.
Oct. 31, 2013 5 things parents must do to keep teen drivers safe (Traffic Safety Store)
Oct. 28, 2013 70 mph limit hasn’t led to more tickets (The Repository - Canton, Ohio)
Oct. 22, 2013 Our take: Action needed on teen driver safety in Pa. (The York Daily Record - York, Pa.)
Oct. 22, 2013 Teens With Parents Who Set Driving Rules 71% Less Likely To Drive Drunk, GHSA Says (Forbes)
Oct. 22, 2013 Navi systems show speed and red-light cameras (USA TODAY)
Oct. 18, 2013 Daily fatality count returns to TN interstate signs (The Tennessean)
GHSA Chairman Kendell Poole is quoted in this article.
Oct. 17, 2013 Tennessee's Hwy Safety Agencies Determined to Curb Traffic Fatalities (Business & Heritage Clarksville)
GHSA Chairman Kendell Poole is quoted in this article.
Oct. 15, 2013 Red-light Cameras Generate Revenue, Controversy (Stateline)
Sept. 30, 2013 New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving (The Baltimore Sun)
GHSA Member John Kuo is quoted in this article.
Sept. 28, 2013 70-mph speed limit is days away on rural freeways (The Columbus Dispatch)
Sept. 24, 2013 Law of Numbers: How Former Math Professor Jim Hedlund Helped Save Lives (Traffic Safety Store)
Sept. 23, 2013 New York promotes 'texting zones' where chatty drivers can park (Los Angeles Times)
Sept. 23, 2013 Poole re-elected head national road safety group (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sept. 16, 2013 Students learn hands-on driving skills at safety program (The Lebanon Democrat)
Sept. 14, 2013 Teen program drives safety home (The Daily Herald - Columbia, Tenn.)
Sept. 14, 2013 All but 9 states have texting ban (The Tennessean)
Sept. 12, 2013 Ford DSFL in Tennessee (WZTV FOX 17 - Nashville, Tenn.)
Sept. 12, 2013 TN loses out on federal funds over weak texting law (The Tennessean)
Sept. 10, 2013 States lose out on federal distracted-driving grants (USA TODAY)
Sept. 5, 2013 Distracted Driving Grants Hard to Get (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
Aug. 30, 2013 A Shift in Safety Technology Is Coming, Former Edmunds Vice Chairman Says at Safety Conference (
Aug. 28, 2013 Google Self-Driving Cars Should Record Driver Moves Despite Privacy Fears, U.S. Official Says (The Huffington Post)
Aug. 27, 2013 Why It's So Hard To Crack Down On Distracted Driving (The Huffington Post)
Aug. 27, 2013 Safety experts talk technology, transportation (Fox 5 San Diego - KSWB)
Aug. 27, 2013 To Fix Distracted Driving, Experts Say Target The People, Not The Tech (The Huffington Post)
Aug. 21, 2013 AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving (Associated Press)
Aug. 18, 2013 Hands-free cellphones for drivers may not be attention-getter (Chicago Tribune)
Aug. 16, 2013 Critics say higher speed limits sacrificing safety (The State Journal-Register - Springfield, Ill.)
Aug. 5, 2013 Drunk walking leads to pedestrian fatalities (Associated Press)
Aug. 5, 2013 For motorcyclists, learning to be safer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Aug. 4, 2013 The Drive: Both sides at fault for motorcycle deaths (Star Tribune - Minneapolis, Minn.)
Aug. 2, 2013 Driver-texting ban still elusive in Arizona (The Arizona Republic)
July 31, 2013 Fewer teens get driver’s licenses (The Washington Post)
July 24, 2013 Virtual simulator teaches dangers of distracted driving (WDRB TV - Louisville)
GHSA Board Member Bill Bell is quoted in this story.
July 23, 2013 Police in 11 states step up speeding enforcement on I-80 (USA TODAY)
July 23, 2013 Oklahoma In Minority Without Texting While Driving Ban (KGOU Radio - Norman, Okla.)
July 22, 2013 Pike County highway safety receives national recognition (WYMT-TV - Hazard, Ky.)
July 19, 2013 States Ramp Up Efforts To Battle Distracted Driving (Forbes)
July 18, 2013 Texting, Phoning When Driving – Even When Stopped – To Cost More (The Courant - Hartford, Conn.)
July 18, 2013 States Combat Cell Phone Use On The Road But Deaths Persist (Huffington Post)
July 17, 2013 States Boosting Efforts Against Distracted Driving: Report (HealthDay)
July 17, 2013 Audio Clip on Distraction Report (CBS News Radio)
July 17, 2013 Apps, etc. remotely monitor teen drivers (USA TODAY)
July 17, 2013 Distraction Report Coverage (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
July 16, 2013 States balk at lower alcohol limit for DUI (The Hill)
July 11, 2013 Georgia Teens Receive Scholarships (WDHN-TV - Dothan, Ala.)
GHSA Member Harris Blackwood is quoted in this article.
July 9, 2013 Drunk Driving Hotline to Help Law Enforcement Track Down Reckless Drivers (Channel 10/11 - KOLN-TV - Lincoln, Neb.)
GHSA Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
July 9, 2013 Speeding is factor in a third of fatal crashes involving teens, study says (Star Tribune - Minneapolis, Minn.)
June 27, 2013 Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers (Health Magazine)
June 27, 2013 Judge orders Ohio village's speed cameras seized (USA TODAY)
June 26, 2013 Teens: Slow Down, Stay Alive (
June 25, 2013 Out today: Don’t speed, teens (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
June 25, 2013 Speeding a deadly issue for teen drivers (USA TODAY)
June 21, 2013 Delaware Office of Highway Safety Announces Results from Final Wave of Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other. Crackdown.
GHSA Secretary Jana Simpler is quoted.
June 12, 2013 Eyes on road may not prevent accidents (The Washington Post)
June 12, 2013 Barbara Harsha to retire as chief executive of GHSA at end of June (The Trucker)
June 12, 2013 Even ‘Hands-Free’ Devices Unsafe While Driving: Report (Health Magazine)
June 7, 2013 4 State Legislatures Voted to Increase Speed Limits This Year (Governing)
May 30, 2013 Feds to study self-driving cars, urge state caution (USA TODAY)
May 30, 2013 Study: Helmet Law Weakened, Motorcycle Injuries Up (Associated Press)
May 30, 2013 Motorcycle medical insurance claims soar in Michigan (The Detroit News)
May 30, 2013 Driver cell phone ban now up to Quinn (Chicago Tribune)
May 27, 2013 Beware, motorists: Buckle up this week or face national crackdown (USA TODAY/Gannett)
May 27, 2013 Speed cameras keep clicking away in the District (The Washington Post)
May 27, 2013 Three golden miles net D.C. $28 million (The Washington Post)
May 25, 2013 Drive On: 40th state bans texting in cars (USA TODAY)
May 22, 2013 Survey shocker: Drivers putting brakes on cellphone use (San Jose Mercury News)
May 21, 2013 Nat'l group praises Hawaii cellphone driving law (Associated Press)
May 20, 2013 Maryland to start ticketing for cellphone use while driving (DC Examiner)
May 16, 2013 There’s No Doubt: Traffic Enforcement Cameras Save Lives (Streetsblog)
May 14, 2013 Make DUI limit 0.05% blood-alcohol level, NTSB says (USA TODAY)
May 14, 2013 NTSB: Get tougher on drunken driving (The Washington Post)
May 14, 2013 NTSB recommends tougher drunken driving threshold (Lincoln Journal Star)
May 14, 2013 Proposal to lower DUI limit stirs furor from beverage industry (POLITICO)
May 2013 Will using GPS on your cellphone while driving soon be banned? (netQuote)
May 10, 2013 Indiana officials warn Hoosiers about dangers of texting while driving (The Indianapolis Star)
GHSA Member Ryan Klitzsch is quoted in this article.
May 9, 2013 US traffic deaths rise for first time since 2005 -- motorcycle rate a big contributor (NBC News)
May 7, 2013 Traffic fatalities rise by 5.3 percent in 2012 (The Detroit News)
May 7, 2013 Whoa! Raising the Illinois speed limit would kill more motorists (Chicago Tribune)
May 6, 2013 House transportation committee backs bill banning social media while driving (The Times-Picayune - New Orleans)
GHSA Member John LeBlanc is quoted in this article.
May 5, 2013 Few of Kentucky's 3.15 million drivers cited for texting while driving (Lexington Herald-Leader)
May 3, 2013 Highway Deaths in U.S. Rise After Six-Year Streak of Declines (Businessweek)
May 3, 2013 In a sharp trend reversal, highway fatalities rise (USA TODAY)
May 2, 2013 Teen Driving (POLITICO Morning Transportation)
April 29, 2013 Motorcyclists’ deaths forsaken in SA, Texas (Texas News)
April 27, 2013 Safety first: The motorcycle death toll argues for a helmet law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
April 27, 2013 Florida motorcycle deaths on the rise (The Tampa Tribune)
April 25, 2013 Bill to raise Illinois interstate speed limit revs up debate (Chicago Tribune)
April 24, 2013 U.S. motorcycle-related deaths up 4.3% in 2012's first 9 months (The Detroit News)
April 24, 2013 Motorcycle Deaths Climb as States Repeal Helmet Laws (Stateline)
April 24, 2013 Warm weather helps drive surge in motorcycle deaths (NBC News)
April 24, 2013 Motorcycle deaths in the U.S. climb as overall traffic fatalities drop (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
April 24, 2013 Motorcycle deaths spike nationally, not locally (WTOP)
April 24, 2013 Motorcycle deaths jump higher in 2012 (Consumer Reports)
April 24, 2013 Motorcycle deaths continue to climb (The Washington Post)
GHSA Chairman Kendell Poole and Immediate Past Chairman Troy Costales are quoted in this article.
April 23, 2013 Voice-activated texting doesn't mean safer driving (San Jose Mercury News)
April 23, 2013 Study: Voice-activated texting while driving no safer than typing (The Washington Post)
April 22, 2013 Michigan urges motorcyclists to wear bright gear (Detroit Free Press)
GHSA Memeber the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is referenced in this article.
April 17, 2013 Minnesota State Patrol going after those driven to distraction
GHSA Member Donna Berger is quoted in this article.
April 17, 2013 Efforts to cut down on Vt. highway fatalities
GHSA Member Ted Minall is quoted in this article.
April 14, 2013 How Facebook and Twitter mess with DUI checkpoints (CNET)
April 11, 2013 New Pennsylvania law not yet putting a dent in texting while driving (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
April 11, 2013 DELAWARE: Group formed to study rising pedestrian fatalities (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Member Alison Kirk is quoted in this article.
April 10, 2013 Seat belt bill passes Senate, awaits governor's signature (The Charleston Gazette - Charleston, W.Va.)
April 6, 2013 Six traffic fatalities in March were fewest on record for Nebraska drivers (Omaha World-Herald)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
April 2, 2013 The Peggy Smedley Show Episode #234 on Distracted Driving
GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha is a guest on this episode.
April 2, 2013 2012 Pennsylvania highway deaths increase (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
April 2, 2013 New ads stress dangers of texting while driving (Appleton Post-Crescent - Appleton, Wis.)
GHSA Board Member Sandra Huxtable is quoted in this article.
April 1, 2013 Traffic Cameras Draw More Scrutiny by States (The New York Times)
March 28, 2013 Texting in traffic: Adults worse than teens (USA TODAY)
March 27, 2013 Do Texting Bans Really Prevent Fatal Accidents? (The Atlantic Cities)
March 15, 2013 Tennessee Highway Patrol using semi trucks to hunt down texters on the interstate (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
March 15, 2013 Lawmaker urges ban on use of hand-held phones while driving (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
March 15, 2013 Rash of fatal teen wrecks puts focus on parents (USA TODAY)
March 14, 2013 More US than Europeans drivers are on the phone (Associated Press)
March 13, 2012 Fatal Distraction: Teen Drivers And Passengers Are A Deadly Mix (AOL Autos)
March 13, 2013 Izzo: One thing no one can accuse me of is drunken driving (Lansing State Journal)
March 12, 2013 Rural States Struggle to Reduce Road Deaths (Stateline)
March 12, 2013 Cluster of Fatal Teen Car Crashes Belies US Trend (Associated Press)
March 7, 2013 Parents key to teens’ safe driving (The Columbus Dispatch)
Feb. 27, 2013 Teen driver deaths spiked in first half of 2012 (
Feb. 26, 2013 The Deadliest States For Teen Drivers (AOL Autos)
Feb. 25, 2013 Teenage highway deaths jumped in 2012 (The Washington Post)
Feb. 25, 2013 Deaths surge among youngest drivers (USA TODAY)
Feb. 25, 2013 Deaths of teen drivers jumped in early 2012 (Associated Press)
Feb. 25, 2013 Deaths among beginning drivers on the increase, research shows (NBC News)
Feb. 25, 2013 More teen drivers dying in crashes (The Columbus Dispatch)
Feb. 24, 2013 Rural Va. lags in seat belt usage, majority of fatalities in some counties are unbelted people (The Washington Post)
GHSA Vice Chairman John Saunders is quoted in this article.
Feb. 23, 2013 States moving to tighten laws for slow-moving moped (USA TODAY)
Feb. 20, 2013 Iowa Poll: Traffic camera trouble brewing (The Des Moines Register)
Feb. 19, 2013 National Safety Council: Traffic deaths surged in 2012 (The Associated Press)
Feb. 17, 2013 NTSB chief Hersman doesn’t mince her words (Seattle Times)
Feb. 13, 2013 Bill to yank cellphones from Maine drivers’ hands encounters scant opposition (Bangor Daily News)
Feb. 13, 2013 Metro Council to take on red light cameras in EBR (The Advocate - Baton Rouge, La.)
Feb. 9, 2013 Power of Zero Traffic Safety Campaign launches (Milwaukee Courier)
GHSA Member Sandra Huxtable is quoted in this article.
Feb. 7, 2013 Ohio Turnpike traffic deaths remain lower with higher 70 mph speed limit (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Feb. 3, 2013 U.S. says most states lax on drunken driving (USA TODAY)
GHSA Member Lori Ryan is quoted in this article.
Jan. 31, 2013 Cities snipe over super-bright digital billboards (USA TODAY)
Jan. 30, 2013 Teen drivers get parental aid (Star Tribune - Minneapolis, Minn.)
GHSA Member Gordy Pehrson is mentioned in this article.
Jan. 28, 2013 Safe driving tips and resources (WXIA-TV / 11Alive, Atlanta, Ga.)
Jan. 21, 2013 Jefferson County distracted driving crashes increase (The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky.)
Jan. 19, 2013 Oxnard police arrest rape suspect during DUI checkpoint (Ventura County Star)
The California Office of Traffic Safety is mentioned in this article.
Jan. 15, 2013 Group: Strong road-safety laws are lagging in states (USA TODAY)
GHSA Board Member Fred Zwonechek is quoted in this article.
Jan. 15, 2013 Ohio road safety gets better grade (The Columbus Dispatch)
Jan. 4, 2013 Study says flashing digital billboards are too distracting (San Jose Mercury News)
Jan. 3, 2013 DELAWARE: Pedestrian, bicyclist deaths jump in 2012 traffic fatalities (The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.)
GHSA Secretary Jana Simpler is quoted in this article.