The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) seeks an experienced Research Analyst to join our research team in Arlington, VA. HLDI and its affiliate organization, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, are independent, nonprofit organizations dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes. HLDI supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles.
Like many states, pedestrian deaths in Virginia have risen in recent years, as indicated by GHSA's projection that 2018 saw a 4% spike in pedestrian fatalities. John Saunders, Director of Virginia's Highway Safety Office, addresses the need for change.
Story by Jasmine Turner
April 8, 2019
Pedestrian deaths are projected to have risen across DC, Maryland and Virginia in 2018, according to GHSA's latest report. Kara Macek, Senior Director of Communications and Programs, discusses the behavioral and design changes needed to address this issue.
Story by Neal Augenstein
February 28, 2019
The Virginia legislature recently passed a law banning handheld device use behind the wheel. This article contextualizes the move using GHSA's list of state laws.
Story by Adam Tuss
February 13, 2019
A number of factors may be contributing to high numbers of pedestrian deaths in communities nationwide. GHSA's Kara Macek discusses, pointing out that while vehicles have gotten safer, pedestrians remain as vulnerable as ever.
Story by Rich Griset
January 2, 2019
Authorizes AV testing with a human operator.
Universal helmet law enacted 1970.
Checkpoints are conducted weekly. Their legality is upheld under state and federal Constitution.