The Governor's Highway Safety Program

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 safety throughout West Virginia.

Safe Communities

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 coordinator to develop and implement the measures that their regions require to lower the total crashes, injuries, and fatalities on the roadways in West Virginia.

Click on the map to the right to find out more about each region and what your program coordinator has to offer.

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, have been the direct result of the help provided by countless community  volunteers, organizations,and advocacy groups.




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 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 GHSP traffic safety programs use to spread awareness of the dangers of red light and stop sign violations.

DUI Enforcement Programs such as Over the Limit, Under Arrest, Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over, SADD, and Checkpoint Strikeforce are GHSP’s impaired driving initiatives



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