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Halloween could be more dangerous in 2015

...the weekend and drinking could increase because people do not have to work the next day," a Governor's Office of Highway Safety news release stated. An increase in drinking not only puts motorists in danger, but also trick-or-treaters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-10-28/halloween-could-be-mor
Reduce traffic injuries

...are a form of education.In Augusta the Richmond County Health Department was funded by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, from the NHTSA, for five years (1997-2002) to study how improving all four of these services in pivotal ways...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-09-07/reduce-traffic-injuries
Richmond County sheriff's emphasis on traffic enforcement could influence driver behavior, officials say

...461 seat belt and child restraint citations.Then in 2013, Roundtree reached out to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to bring in Rolling Thunder, a 90-day operation designed to crack down on DUI offenders. Traffic fatalities nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-30/richmond-county-sherif
Richmond County Sheriff's Office starts giving out electronic citations

...sheriff's office has been using them for only about a month after receiving a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Currently, officers in the three-man High way Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic unit are the only ones with the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-09-06/richmond-county-sherif
2 visions emerge for getting self-driving cars on road

...which has only been done in limited areas.David Zuby, the executive vice president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, says the auto industry is cautious for a reason."If someone sets the technology too far ahead and it fails...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-09/2-visions-emerge-getting-s
Auto recalls

Fiat ChryslerDETROIT - The U.S. government's highway safety agency says it will hold a rare public hearing in July to determine whether Fiat Chrysler failed to notify customers and fix safety...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-05-22/auto-recalls
Only 3 of 7 midsize SUVs scored well in insurance crash test

...and Jeep Wrangler four-door got the highest, or "good," rating in the latest round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small overlap crash tests. The Ford Flex got the second-best "acceptable," rating in the test, which mimics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-12/only-3-7-midsize-suvs-scored-well-i
Officials urge motorcyclists to take safety precautions during rise in crashes

...fatalities will climb without proper preparedness and safety, officials say.According to the Insur ance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcycle fatalities begin to rise in March and double by June. The numbers continue to creep upward through August...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-26/officials-urge-motorcy
Study finds distractions to be major factor in teen crashes

...resulted in 2,865 deaths.April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Georgia and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety earlier this month reported that more than 8,500 crashes last year by motorists were due to distracted driving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-25/study-find-distractions-be-ma
Richmond County bucking traffic fatality trend in Georgia

...2013 conducted through the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Whitehead said the statistics show that the operation...Aggressive Traffic, grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The HEAT crew, which has more advanced training...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-14/richmond-county-bucking-traff