The Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) is the lead agency for West Virginia’s participation in federally mandated and funded behavioral highway safety improvement measures. The mission of the WV GHSP is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities on West Virginia's roadways by encouraging, promoting, and supporting highway safety throughout the state.
The state is divided into regional 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, and Wheeling.
Each region has a designated regional 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.
Partners in Safety
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 our mission.
GHSP Programs & Focus Areas
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 West Virginia's 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 are GHSP's initiatives established to enforce the message to all motor vehicle drivers and passengers to buckle their seatbelts.
Target Red is a campaign that 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, and SADD are GHSP’s impaired driving initiatives.