Governors Highway Safety Association To Join NHTSA Summit On Drugged Driving

by Jake Tully - Published: 3/14/2018

In accordance with March 15’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drugged Driving Summit, the Governors Highway Safety Association will join stakeholders from nationwide in order to address the growing issue of drug-impaired driving.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) industry associations are to meet at the summit in order to discuss the issue of combating drugged driving as well as launching the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) drug-impaired driving initiative in order to fight the problem nationally.

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In attendance representing the GHSA for tomorrow’s summit will be Dr. James Hedlund, GHSA consultant as well as GHSA member Michael Sandoval, Director of Modal Divisions for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, both of whom will reportedly speak on a panel regarding the issue of drugged driving and possible solutions to fight it..

The GHSA reports that it has spent years working on campaigns to combat drugged driving with resources provided to states and communities including a partnership with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, where the association has provided grants to states in order to train law enforcement to combat drugged driving.

Additionally, the GHSA reports that its Ford Driving Skills for Life program has provided states and communities it works with technology to better understand drugged driving and helps develop resources to fight it.

Interested parties may learn more about the summit at the NHTSA’s site.