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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Unbuckled in Back: An Overlooked Issue in Highway Safety
November 23, 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.


Under Their Influence: The New Teen Safe Driving Champions
October 19, 2015

This publication examines adults—other than parents—who have the opportunity to influence teen decision-making about driving and showcases several safe driving initiatives.


Drug-Impaired Driving: A Guide for What States Can Do
September 30, 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.


Distracted & Dangerous: Helping States Keep Teens Focused on the Road
August 26, 2015

This report, made possible with funding from State Farm®, looks at nearly two dozen state policy, enforcement and education initiatives to help keep teen drivers' focus off their smartphones and on the road.


Everyone Walks. Understanding and Addressing Pedestrian Safety
August 10, 2015

This report, made possible through funding from State Farm®, 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.


MMUCC Logo
July 5, 2015

GHSA worked with NHTSA to help states determine how well each state's Police Accident Report (PAR) and crash database aligns with the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) 4th edition and to develop a new tool to help states map their state PARs and crash databases to th


Countermeasures That Work
June 15, 2015

Countermeasures That Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for State Highway Safety Offices is a basic reference to assist State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) in selecting effective, evidence-based countermeasures for nine traffic safety p


Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2014 Preliminary Data
May 20, 2015

This report provides a first look at 2014 motorcyclist fatalities nationally and by state, based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Motorcyclist fatalities in the United States are expected to have decreased by about 2 percent, compared with 2013.


Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2014 Preliminary Data
February 26, 2015

An estimated 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014, essentially unchanged when compared with the 2,141 pedestrian fatalities during the same period in 2013.


Bicyclist Safety
October 27, 2014

This GHSA Spotlight on Highway Safety report looks at the issue of bicyclist safety, analyzing how fatality trends and crash patterns have changed since the mid 1970's. Two areas of focus are helmet use and alcohol use by fatally injured cyclists.