GHSA Publications

Each year, GHSA publishes reports for its members and partners on a variety of pressing highway safety issues. Our member newsletter, Directions in Highway Safety, requires a member login and can be found on our Members Only website.

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November 14, 2019

GHSA's new spotlight report, "Rear Seat Belt Use: Little Change in Four Years, Much More to Do," explores adult rear seat belt use rates, state laws and enforcement, and public education efforts.


2019 Annual Report
September 3, 2019

GHSA's Annual Report, Highlights of Association Activity, highlights the Association's accomplishments from the 2019 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).


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July 31, 2019

On May 8, 2019, GHSA and State Farm® hosted and expert panel meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss traffic safety education and law enforcement amidst the advent of automated vehicle technology.


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June 24, 2019

This report by NHTSA and GHSA's National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP) examines why riders choose to wear – or not wear – high-visibility gear.


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June 20, 2019

NHTSA and GHSA's National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP) performed a scan of publicly available SHSO social media channels and performed a series of interviews with NHTSA Regional Offices and a sample of nine SHSOs.


P2P Guide
April 12, 2019

As traffic crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens and young adults, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) "Peer-to-Peer Teen Traffic Safety Program Guide," prepared by GHSA, examines the components of successful peer-to-peer programs.


2018 Pedestrian Fatalities Report
February 28, 2019

GHSA's annual spotlight report, "Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2018 Preliminary Data," offers a first look at state and national trends in 2018 pedestrian deaths. The report projects 6,227 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads in 2018, the highest number in nearly three decades.


Speeding Spotlight
January 15, 2019

GHSA's latest spotlight report, "Speeding Away from Zero: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge," highlights excessive vehicle speed as a persistent contributor to motor vehicle fatalities, accounting for nearly a third of traffic deaths each year.


Traffic Safety Impacts of Marijuana Legalization
October 18, 2018

As of October 2018, nine states have legalized recreational marijuana, and similar legislation has been proposed in at least 20 others. As states consider changing their laws, it is important to take into account the traffic safety ramifications legalized marijuana may have.


2018 Annual Report
August 20, 2018

GHSA's Annual Report, Highlights of Association Activity, highlights the Association's accomplishments from the 2018 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018).