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State Highway Safety Office Resources

GHSA provides a variety of resources to help State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) move closer to our shared goal of zero deaths. These include management tools, planning tools, organizational information about all SHSOs, and examples of state program successes and innovative practices.

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State Highway Safety Showcase

Traffic Safety Brewing Company
Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

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Michigan traffic safety officials took an unusual approach to a serious issue by introducing a fictitious Traffic Safety Brewing Company complete with a new summer traffic safety six-pack that was highlighted at bars and restaurants across the state. The launch coincided with the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunk driving enforcement crackdown. Learn More

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Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Advisory

November 2014

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This document PDF [191 KB, 6 pgs.] provides advice regarding the annual calculation of maintenance of effort (MOE) required of the states to qualify for three of the Section 405 grant programs. The Advisory is based upon the official NHTSA Guidance and includes examples from three states.

Each state is responsible for calculating their MOE in a manner which they believe meets the statutory requirement using their best available information.

Annual Report Guidance

Updated October 31, 2014

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This guidance document is intended to assist SHSOs in developing their Annual Reports (ARs). The new reporting requirements provided by MAP-21 are mandatory for the FY 2014 AR. The October 31, 2014, update contains minor revisions – see yellow highlights: removal of transitional year information, refreshed links, note on State Annual Reports for examples, and, addition of the bicyclist fatality performance measure for the FY 2015 AR.

CAVEAT: This Guidance is not a substitute for a thorough and complete understanding of the applicable Federal laws and regulations.