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2008 Annual Meeting Download Printed Program pdf icon
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2008 Annual Meeting
Turning Knowledge into Action

Scottsdale, Ariz., September 7 - 10

General Info | Agenda | Presentations | Photos | Exhibit | Sponsors/Partners


GHSA would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2008 GHSA Annual Meeting:

platinum starPlatinum Level

The Allstate Foundation Logo Allstate Foundation Teen Driving Program. The Allstate Foundation was established in 1952 and is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. The Allstate Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations on community initiatives that promote: safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. Teen driving has been a funding priority for the Foundation since 2005. More information is available at and
Driving Skills for Life Logo Ford Motor Company Fund's Driving Skills for Life is one of the nation's most comprehensive, award winning, teen driver safety programs. It was developed by Ford Motor Company in partnership with the Governors Highway Safety Association and a panel of safety experts. DSFL helps newly licensed drivers improve their skills in four key areas that experts have identified as being the most problematic for teen drivers: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed management, and space management. Visit us online at
State Farm Insurance logo State Farm® insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,000 agents and 67,000 employees serve over 77 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and more than 1.9 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 32 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit® or in Canada,®.
Toyota logo Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota in America. Toyota Motor Sales is America’s fourth largest car maker and manufactures more than one million cars per year in North America. Visit us online at

gold star Gold Level

Chrysler logo Chrysler is a leading provider of automotive and transportation products and services, producing more than 24 vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands and parts under the Mopar name. The company, which generated revenues of more than $62 billion in 2006, operates in more than 125 countries and has nearly 80,000 employees worldwide. Visit us online at
General Motors logo General Motors' traffic safety public policy priorities are focused on increasing safety belt use; child safety in and around vehicles; reducing the incidence of drunk driving; global road safety projects; and young drivers. GM's partnerships, including the Safe Kids Buckle Up program with Safe Kids USA, support these priorities. Visit us online at
Nationwide Insurance Nationwide, with international headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the world. At Nationwide, we're in the business of protecting what matters, and that includes helping people stay safe on the roads, at home and at work. Visit us online at
Nissan logo Nissan North America is committed to developing advanced technologies to produce vehicles with the highest levels of safety performance and customer satisfaction, and we strive to educate drivers through our safety programs, Snug Kids and Quest for Safety. Nissan has also served as the national presenting sponsor of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Strides for Change 5K fundraising walks for the past two years, raising more than $1 million in 2005 for drunk driving prevention and safety awareness programs. Visit us online at
Volkswagen Group of America Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, the world's third largest automaker and the largest carmaker in Europe and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, and Lamborghini. Volkswagen Group of America brings to the U.S. vehicles that marry the science of engineering and the art of styling, with the goal of offering attractive, safe, and environmentally sound automobiles that are competitive and set world standards in their respective classes. For more information, visit us online at

silver star Silver Level

AAA Logo AAA. During more than a century of public service, AAA has been dedicated to promoting traffic safety through education, advocacy and research. For more information about AAA's efforts, please visit us online at
Honda logo American Honda Motor Company, Inc. distributes Honda products, with plants assembling automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment in the U.S. Honda is committed to providing safe, environmentally sensitive products to our customers worldwide. Visit us online at
Cambridge Systematics logo Cambridge Systematics, Inc. is deeply committed to improving the safety of our transportation system. For nearly a decade, we have conducted safety-related research, developed safety plans and programs for Federal and state agencies, and deployed information systems that make highways and other modes of transportation safer. Visit us online at
Kustom Signals, Inc. Crossco/Kustom Signals, Inc. - Digital and VHS in-car video systems, radar, laser and speed monitoring/message sign trailers. Visit us online at
Make Roads Safe Logo Make Roads Safe - The Campaign for Global Road Safety is an international campaign to make road safety a global priority by putting road traffic injury prevention on the G8 and United Nations sustainability agendas. The campaign aims to raise public and political awareness of this public health epidemic that kills 1.2 million people worldwide per year - which translates to the deaths of more than 3,000 people, including 500 children, every day. For more information and to sign the UN Petition, visit us online at or the FIA Foundation at

bronze star Bronze Level

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is a trade association of 10 car and light truck manufacturers including BMW Group, Chrysler LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen and serves as a leading advocacy group for the automobile industry on a range of public policy issues. For more information, visit us on line at
The Century Council The Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization funded by America's leading distillers is actively involved in fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. Through its educational programs and public awareness campaigns, the Council reaches out to parents, youth, educators and many other groups nationwide with valuable information and strategies to address these important issues. For more information, visit us online at
Continental Continental is a tier one automotive supplier of brake systems, chassis components, vehicle electronics, tires and technical rubber products. It applies technology to help prevent crashes from happening and mitigate injuries by offering comprehensive driver assistance and occupant protection systems. For more information, visit us online at
Johnson & Johnson logo Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products and diagnostics, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical and professional markets. The Corporation achieves leadership by concentrating on a unique form of decentralized management, following the ethical principles embodied in Our Credo, and managing our businesses for the long term. Visit us online at
Liberty Mutual Logo Liberty Mutual Group. "Helping people live safer, more secure lives" since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group is a leading global multi-line group of insurance companies whose largest line of business is private passenger auto, based on 2005 net written premium. Liberty Mutual also sells full lines of coverage for homeowners, valuable possessions and personal liability; and through its subsidiary Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston offers a wide range of traditional and variable life insurance and annuity products. Visit us on line at
Mercer Consulting Group Mercer Consulting Group, LLC offers an experienced team specializing in traffic safety programs including assessment, public policy, planning, leadership development, training, earned media and legislative advocacy strategies. We help highway safety offices “move the numbers" in the right direction and stretch limited dollars. For more information, visit us online at
National Beer Wholesalers Assocation logo National Beer Wholesalers Association. Founded in 1938, NBWA advocates before government and the public on behalf of more than 2,750 licensed independent beer distributors with operations servicing every congressional district and state across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring that the products they provide are consumed legally, moderately and responsibly. For more information, visit us online at
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. is the national trade association representing America's wine and spirits distributors who are committed to regulated, face-to-face alcohol sales. Join the growing list of supporters working to stop online and other unaccountable alcohol sales. When it comes to alcohol, a mouse click shouldn't replace an ID check. For more information, visit us online at

blue star Local/In-Kind Level

Arizona Trucking Association Arizona Trucking Association. The mission of the Arizona Trucking Association is to represent our members before legislative, regulatory and enforcement agencies, to serve as the trucking industry's primary voice on transportation and other public policy issues and to provide members with cost-effective services that can help them comply with all relevant laws and regulations. For more information, visit us online at
AARP Driver Safety Program logo AARP Driver Safety Program & Mobility Options is the nation's first and largest classroom driver improvement course designed especially for motorists age 50 and older. To obtain general program information, visit us online at
HEADS UP! HEADS UP! is dedicated to preserving life and preventing injuries on highways worldwide and provides innovative highly visible transportation safety products that alert drivers quickly of traffic hazards obscured from their line of sight. For more information, visit us online at
Safe Kids Arizona Logo Safe Kids Arizona is a statewide program dedicated to the prevention of unintentional injury for Arizona's children under 15 years of age. A member of Safe Kids Worldwide, its mission is to reduce unintentional injuries to Arizona children by creating safer homes and communities through education and intervention. Community assessments and action plans are developed each year, providing detailed strategies to reduce childhood injury in communities across Arizona.