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GHSA Publications

GHSA produces a variety of publications for its members, highway safety partners and the general public. Some member-specific publications can be found in the Resources section of the site.

Publications include periodic Spotlight on Highway Safety reports and various resources for State Highway Safety Office (SHSO).

Recent Publications

Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2015 Preliminary Data cover

Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2015 Preliminary Data
May 2016

Motorcyclist fatalities in the United States are expected to have increased by 10 percent, compared with 2014. The report is based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The report also examines recent trends in motorcyclist crash patterns and fatalities. In addition, it outlines efforts to further reduce motorcyclist crashes and fatalities. This is the seventh year in a row that GHSA has released motorcyclist fatality projections. Learn More

Unbuckled in Back: An Overlooked Issue in Occupant Protection

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2015 Preliminary Data
March 2016

An estimated 2,368 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2015, an increase of 10% over the same time period the prior year. The preliminary 2015 data were provided by GHSA's member State Highway Safety Office members. All 50 states and the District of Columbia provided data.

In addition to the state-by-state data, this report also analyzes recent trends in pedestrian fatality data and discusses state and federal efforts to reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries. Learn More

Unbuckled in Back: An Overlooked Issue in Occupant Protection

Unbuckled in Back: An Overlooked Issue in Highway Safety
November 2015

Most strategies for encouraging seat belt use by adults focus on drivers and front seat passengers, but rear seat belt use by adults is lower than front seat belt use and warrants attention. In 2013, 883 unbelted rear seat passenger vehicle occupants age 8 and older died in traffic crashes in the United States.

This report takes a close look at the issue by examining rear seat belt use rates, state laws and enforcement, and public education efforts. It makes recommendations for states to help boost rear seat belt use through programs and policies. Learn More