In order to improve traffic safety and influence national policy, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) works with state and territorial highway safety offices to implement programs that "address behavioral highway safety issues." The issues that the GHSA works to improve include occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding.

Below, you will find a brief overview of the GHSA and how their work improves the safety of motorists in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.

What does the GHSA do? 

  • State Highway Safety Offices- Though many of the offices are located within their state's Department of Transportation, others are part of other state agencies. The Illinois Division of Traffic Safety can be accessed here. Please click here to visit Wisconsin's office, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
  • Toward Zero Deaths- Though it is a lofty goal, the GHSA works everyday to eliminate highway fatalities across the nation. In order to do so, their plan includes educating drivers, mandating safer vehicle standards, improving emergency medical services and creating a culture of traffic safety.
  • Current Highway Safety Issues- There are many issues that negatively impact the safety of our nation's highways. Among the most important to the GHSA are: aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, mature drivers, motorcycle safety, occupant protection, speeding and young adult drivers.
  • Sign Up for GHSA Email Updates- If highway safety is important to you, you may want to sign up for e-mail alerts from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Click here and enter your e-mail address to join the GHSA's mailing list.

The experienced attorneys at Hupy and Abraham hope that this article has given you some important traffic safety information. We hope that through the exchange of safety information and the awareness that comes with increased knowledge we can all work to prevent traffic accidents, injuries and deaths across Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.

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