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GHSA Distracted Driving Publications

GHSA has produced a number of publications on the issue of distracted driving, including compilations of what states are doing to address this important issue and a comprehensive look at the research available to date.

2013 Distracted Driving: Survey of the States

Published July 2013


States have made great strides in their efforts to combat distracted driving over the past few years. This new report is a compilation of these efforts.

Highlights include the latest information on laws and law enforcement, public education efforts, partnerships with other organizations, and data collection efforts. Learn More

Distracted Driving: What Research Shows and What States Can Do

Published 2011

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Produced with funding from State Farm®, this report reviews and summarizes distracted driving research for states as they consider distracted driving countermeasures. It includes discussion on: what distracted driving is; how often drivers are distracted; how it impacts driver performance and crash risk; what countermeasures may be most effective; and what states can do to reduce distracted driving. Learn More

Curbing Distracted Driving

Published 2010

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This report details a host of approaches that State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) are implementing to address distracted driving, including: stronger laws, increased data collection, new education programs, public/private partnerships and a growing reliance on new media to spread the message.

It also includes a section on state laws and a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sample texting bill. Learn More