Safety Organizations Team to Reduce Speed-Related Crashes
Oct. 25, 2019—The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are launching a partnership to support a new kind of state program to reduce the toll.
More than 9,000 fatalities in 2018, or 26 percent of all crash deaths, were speed-related. High speeds increase the likelihood of a crash because it takes a driver longer to stop or slow down. They also make collisions more deadly because crash energy increases exponentially as speeds increase.
GHSA and IIHS are working with the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) to award one or more grants in 2020 to develop and implement a speed-management pilot program.
State agencies will be eligible to compete for the grant by proposing an interdisciplinary, community-based program that combines proven and innovative countermeasures from the areas of engineering, high-visibility enforcement, communications, advocacy and policy.