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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

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


Under Their Influence: The New Teen Safe Driving Champions
October 2015

Teens spend a tremendous amount of time around adults other than their parents. This publication examines how these adults – coaches, teachers, law enforcement officers, doctors, and many more – have the opportunity to influence teen decision-making about driving and showcases several safe driving initiatives.

The report was funded through a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund. Learn More

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Drug-Impaired Driving: A Guide for What States Can Do
September 2015

This report summarizes the current state of knowledge of drug use by drivers on America's roadway and identifies actions that states and other stakeholders can take to detect and prevent drug-impaired driving. It provides a number of recommendations in areas ranging from planning to education to laws and prosecution.

Furnding for this project was provided by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. Learn More

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Everyone Walks. Understanding and Addressing Pedestrian Safety
August 2015

This report, made possible through funding from State FarmĀ®, provides an overview of current pedestrian safety data and research and how states are using this and other information to address pedestrian safety through education, enforcement and legislative initiatives.

GHSA worked with a panel of experts to develop the report and identify the key takeaways and featured programs. Learn More