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GHSA Publications

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

Publications include newsletters, periodic reports on State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) activities, and various resources for SHSOs, such as a legislative advocacy handbook and a primer on multicultural outreach.

Recent Publications

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Distracted & Dangerous: Helping States Keep Teens Focused on the Road
August 2014

This report outlines nearly two dozen legislation, enforcement and educational programs developed and implemented by the public and private sector at the national, state and local levels to help keep teen drivers' focus off their smartphones and on the road.

The report was funded by a grant from State Farm®. Learn More

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Getting It To Click! Connecting Teens And Seat Belt Use
July 2014

This report, made possible with funding from The Allstate Foundation, details promising programs and practices that states are using to encourage teens to wear their seat belts every time they drive or ride in a vehicle.

The programs listed can serve as road maps to other states and stakeholders concerned about keeping young drivers safe on our roads. Learn More

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Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2013 Preliminary Data
May 2014

GHSA asked its member to provide their preliminary motorcyclist fatality numbers for the first nine months of 2013. All 50 states and the District of Colubmia responded.

The data indicate a probable 7 percent drop in motorcycle fatalities from the prior year, drivine in large part by cooler, wetter weather which led to fewer riders on the roads. Learn More