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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
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
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
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
HEAT team sparks change in driver behavior, officials say

...625,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in October 2013.The Highway Enforcement of Ag gressive...Rol ling Thunder, another Gover nor's Office of Highway Safety initiative, could be responsible for part of that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-29/heat-team-sparks-chang
Police to boost presence for St. Patrick's Day

...that could be because of the increased police presence.According to a news release from the Governor's Of fice of Highway Safety, nearly 75 percent of the drunken driving fatalities on St. Patrick's Day from 2009 to 2013 involved drivers whose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-13/police-boost-presence-
Identifying drugged drivers is test for police

...and 83 in 2014. DUI numbers in general were high because of Operation Rolling Thunder, a Governor's Office of Highway Safety initiative, Lamkin said.With just four drug recognition experts on staff, the amount of drug cases made are understandably...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-14/identifying-drugged-dr