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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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.
In early 2014, GHSA asked its member state highway safety offices to provide their preliminary motorcyclist fatality counts for 2013, as they had done the prior four years. All 50 states and the District of Columbia responded.
In late 2013, GHSA asked its State Highway Safety Office members to report their preliminary pedestrian fatality numbers for the first six months of 2013. All 50 states and the District of Columbia responded to the survey.
States have made great strides in their efforts to combat distracted driving over the past few years. This new report is a compilation of these efforts.
From 2000 to 2011, 19,447 fatal crashes involving teen drivers were speeding-related. Despite a significant drop in overall fatal teen driving crashes during that same time frame, speeding has actually grown slightly as a contributing factor.
This publication examines the critical role parents play in helping their teens survive their driving years, looking at how parents can support – or supplement – state graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws to help their teens develop into good, safe drivers.
Across the country, highway safety officials and child safety advocates are working to reduce injuries and save children’s lives by improving occupant protection for children. However, they are often challenged by competing issues and limited resources.