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2009 Annual Meeting
Toward Zero Deaths: Every Life Counts

Savannah, Ga., August 30 - September 2

Agenda | Presentations | Photos | Exhibit | Sponsors/Partners


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The members and staff of GHSA wish to acknowledge our 2009 sponsors/partners. Without your generosity, this meeting would not be possible.

platinum starPlatinum Level

The Allstate Foundation Logo 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
Ford Motor Company Fund Logo Ford Motor Company Fund is committed to creating opportunities that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy, volunteerism and cultural diversity for those who live in the communities where Ford operates. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2009 and made possible by funding from Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Company Fund supports initiatives and institutions that foster innovative education, auto-related safety, and American heritage and legacy. National programs include Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, which provides high school students with academically rigorous 21st century learning experiences, and Ford Driving Skills for Life, a teen-focused auto safety initiative. The Ford Volunteer Corps, established in 2005, continues Ford's legacy of caring worldwide.  Through the Volunteer Corps, Ford employees and retirees participate in a wide range of volunteer projects in their communities. For more information on programs made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, visit
Piaggio Logo

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Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. is one of the fastest growing two- and three-wheeled vehicle manufacturers in the United States and currently distributes four Italian motor vehicle brands as a subsidiary of Piaggio & C. S.p.A, based in Pontedera, Italy: Piaggio, Vespa, Moto Guzzi and Aprilia. Since the late 19th century Piaggio and its brands have stood for fine Italian quality, performance and most of all, innovation. From the first Vespa motor scooter in 1946 to the technologically advanced three-wheeled MP3 scooter, Piaggio has been ahead of the curve when it comes to harnessing the latest in motor vehicle science. As the U.S. and the world turn a closer eye to greener living and decreasing the carbon footprint, Piaggio and Vespa lead the pack. The company’s scooters get up to 110 mpg, emit low emissions, and help decrease traffic congestion. For more information, visit or
State Farm Logo State Farm® Insurance Companies insure 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 17,700 agents and 68,600 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts - more than 78.7 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. 31 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, visit us online at® 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

AAA Logo AAA and AAA Auto Club South. 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
Kia Motors Manufacturing Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.
Nissan logo Nissan 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

silver star Silver Level

Cambridge Systematics logo Cambridge Systematics, Inc. is dedicated to using our experience and skills as a nationally recognized transportation services and products firm to help our clients make transportation investments that reduce the human and economic consequences of traffic crashes.  For more information, visit us online at
Center for Alcohol Policy Logo Center for Alcohol Policy. The purpose of the Center is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and its regulation. By conducting sound research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption of alcohol, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs the key entities and the public about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit us online 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
Laser Technology, Inc. logo Laser Technology, Inc. designs and manufactures laser-based speed and distance measurement systems for the traffic safety community, specializing in laser speed enforcement, digital imaging for speed enforcement and accident investigation. Visit us online at
National Beer Wholesalers Assoc. Logo National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA). The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 2,850 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. For more information, visit us online at
Nationwide Insurance Nationwide Insurance, headquartered 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 most, and that includes helping people stay safe on the roads, at home and at work.
For more information, 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

bronze star Bronze Level

Driving School Association of the Americas Driving School Association of the Americas (DSAA) has been serving the needs of traffic safety education professionals since 1973. DSAA’s mission is to promote professionalism within the driving school industry, to help produce safe and proficient drivers through ethical and sound education and business practices, to be a model through leadership to our governmental agencies and policy makers, to accommodate and promote the needs of our member schools, and to cooperate with and support other safety-driven organizations. For more information, visit us online at
Liberty Mutual Logo Liberty Mutual. “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 online 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
The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Amercia Logo Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. is the voice of the wholesaler, championing the protections of the alcohol distribution system and the 21st Amendment. For more information, visit us online at

blue star Local/In-Kind Level

The following sponsors donated materials included in the bags passed out at the registration desk on site.