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GHSA News Release

January 28, 2014

Contact: Amadie Hart

GHSA Testifies on Highway Safety Reauthorization Before House Subcommittee

Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving and Motorcyclist Safety among Topics

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Governors Highway Safety Association Chairman Kendell Poole testified today before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The hearing was held to examine federal surface transportation safety grant programs as Congress begins work on the reauthorization of MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century). GHSA Members administer the behavioral highway safety programs funded by NHTSA.

GHSA generally supports a reauthorization similar to the MAP-21 law, but noted several areas in which the highway safety portions of the program could be improved.

Some of the key changes Chairman Poole highlighted in his testimony include:

GHSA’s full written testimony  [217 KB, 8 pgs.] is posted online.

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