The Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) is the lead agency for West Virginia’s participation in federally mandated and funded highway safety improvement measures. The purpose of GHSP is to encourage, promote, and support highway safety throughout West Virginia.
The state is split into eight traffic safety programs that cover all fifty-five counties. The base of these operations are located in the population centers of Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston, Clarksburg, Huntington, Parkersburg, Martinsburg, and Wheeling.
Each Region has a designated Safe Communities coordinator to develop and implement the counter-measures that their regions require to lower the total crashes, injuries, and fatalities on the roadways in West Virginia.
Click on the map on the right to find out more about each region.
The GHSP cannot carry out its mission alone. Focused dedication to the problematic areas of Occupant Protection, Impaired Driving, Community Traffic Safety, Traffic Records, and Underage Alcohol use, have been the direct result of the help provided by countless community volunteers, organizations, and advocacy groups who share or mission.
Child Passenger Safety Program (CPS) serves as the advocate for the safety of all children on West Virginia’s roadways.
ATV Safety and Awareness Program fosters all-terrain vehicle safety, as well as awareness of the WV laws governing proper and safe use of ATVs.
Motorcycle Safety Program (MSP) promotes awareness of motorcycle safety practices and laws.
Occupant Protection Programs such as Click It Or Ticket and WV Lifesavers are GHSPs initiatives established to enforce the message to all motor vehicle drivers and passengers to buckle their seatbelts.
Target Red is a campaign that all Regional traffic safety programs use to spread awareness of the dangers of red light and stop sign violations.
DUI Enforcement Programs such as Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over (DSOPGO), Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving, SADD, and Checkpoint Strikeforce are GHSP’s impaired driving initiatives.