Governors Highway Safety Association: Directing Drivers’ Attention – A State Highway Safety Office Roadmap for Combating Distracted Driving
June 16, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In 2020 3,142 people in the U.S. died in crashes involving a distracted driver, slightly more than 8% of all fatal crashes. While distracted driving is generally considered to be under-reported, you don’t have to be a traffic safety professional to see evidence of it every time you are on the road. A new GHSA report, funded by General Motors, refocuses attention on this pervasive and preventable highway safety problem. GHSA staff will provide a high-level overview of the issue, share key report recommendations and issue a call to action for State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs). They’ll be joined by a leading expert on distracted driving for a discussion about partnering with survivor advocates and other key stakeholders who can help advance policy, provide critical resources and implement initiatives to change the social norm. Be sure to tune in for the entire webinar, as it will close with an exciting announcement about a new grant opportunity for SHSOs and their partners.