Traffic Safety Links

     

    These website links are listed as a convenience to our site's visitors.  It is our goal to provide a useful and relevant resource and we only accept links in the traffic safety sphere.  However, we take no responsibility and give no guarantees, warranties or representations, implied or otherwise, for these third-parties or the accuracy or contents of their websites



    Created by the world's leading experts, Dr. Leon James (Dr. Driving) and Dr. Arnold Nerenberg (America's Road Rage Therapist). The only course in the nation that addresses modification of attitudes and behaviors for drivers of all ages. RoadRageous™ addresses the root causes of aggressive driving and changes the way people think, feel and behave behind the wheel.
    The Department of Transportation touches the public through its mission of ensuring that our various modes of transportation operate safely on an individual basis and together as an interlinked transportation system.
    NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs.
    MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. We have formally embraced the prevention of underage drinking because of the extent of this terrible problem and its impact on drunk driving.
    NHTSA decided in 1996 to make FARS data easier to obtain by using Internet technology. This FARS Web-Based Encyclopedia offers a more intuitive and powerful approach for retrieving fatal crash information.
    Every weekday, the Ohio Public Radio, Public Television Statehouse News Bureau produces in-depth news reports on state government and politics for Ohio's 40-plus public radio stations. Now, the Bureau is also making these reports available on the Web, updated at approximately 5 p.m. ET each weekday.
    We specialize in driving, driver behavior, and traffic safety. Our web site at Drivers.com is an information resource for both traffic safety professionals and the general public, with a wealth of information on driver training, education, and licensing.
    For more than 30 years, court leaders have called on the National Center for State Courts for up-to-date information and hands-on assistance that helps them better serve the public.  Through original research, consulting services, publications, and national educational programs, NCSC offers solutions that enhance court operations with the latest technology; collects and interprets the latest data on court operations nationwide; and provides information on proven "best practices" for improving court operations in many areas.
    We have written books and articles on driving psychology issues and have posted them on this site for your interest. We also post survey results and collections of road rage news and legislation. It's all free for your personal use.

    National Traffic Safety Organizations and Research Centers

    • Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety - "is an alliance of consumer, health, and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer."
    • Center for Injury Research - CfIR engages in research projects to evaluate the forces and injury potential to occupants in automobile crashes through data analysis and vehicle testing.
    • Federal Highway Administration - Includes info on highway improvement programs, usage statistics, ISTEA reauthorization and more.
    • Federal Highway Administration - Office of Motor Carriers and Highway Safety - The Office of Motor Carriers and Highway Safety's rumble strip website is a prototype of how members of an electronic community of practice can share information, resolve technical issues, and publish results.
    • Highway Loss Data Institute - Summarizes recent injury, collision and theft info for different vehicle models.
    • Highway Safety Research Center - A leading highway research center located at The University of North Carolina.
    • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization supported by the insurance industry; site has a broad range of vehicle-related traffic safety info.
    • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Information on vehicle standards, air bags, and more.
    • National Safety Council - Aim is to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies, practices and procedures. Info on NSC's various coalitions and campaigns.
    • Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) - Public/private partnership and non-profit organization working to help employers develop and implement comprehensive workplace highway safety programs.
    • Operation Lifesaver - Operation Lifesaver strives to increase public awareness about the danger at places where the roadway crosses the train tracks and on railroad rights-of-way. The program seeks to improve driver and pedestrian behavior at highway-rail intersections by encouraging compliance with traffic laws relating to crossing signs and signals.
    • Share the Road Coalition - This site serves as a clearinghouse for Share the Road Coalition member organizations.
    • Texas Transportation Institute - A beautiful site with engineering-oriented research on transportation safety. Recent projects have included the development of breakaway sign supports and research on congestion on the nation's roadways.
    • Think First Foundation - The mission of the THINK FIRST Foundation is to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries through the education of individuals, community leaders and the creators of public policy.
    • Transportation Research Board - A comprehensive site containing all kinds of transportation research.

    Crash Data on the Web


    Aggressive Driving


    Drowsy Driving

    • Talk About Sleep An all in one place where patient, medical practitioner, healthcare professionals, academic, researcher and vendor members of the sleep community can share ideas, concerns, experiences, and enhance their knowledge on sleep-related issues.
    • Circadian.com Home Page Circadian Technologies works to improve alertness, health, safety, job performance, and quality of life for shift workers and other people who work at night or work irregular schedules.
    • Kentucky Sleep Society The Kentucky Sleep Society is an organization of medical professionals throughout the state of Kentucky committed to promoting quality in the practice of sleep medicine.
    • NASA Ames Fatigue Countermeasures Program Assessment of the impact of sleep on transportation safety.
    • Sleep Information for Patients and the General Public This has more information on sleep and driving from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
    • Sleep Medicine Home Page Everything you ever wanted to know about sleep disorders

    Teen Driver Safety


    Driver Education Sites


    Other Interesting Traffic Safety Sites

    • Traffic Safety Kids Page - Games, puzzles and fun for big kids and small.

    • Manual of Traffic Signs - Along with a great library of national and international signs, this site has extensive information on cost, placement, and sign design.

    • World of Wireless Communications - Tips on cell phone use and driving safety.
    • Safety City - Interactive traffic safety site for kids!
    • Traffic Safety Information Village - A good source for traffic safety and driver education info!
    • Ask Mr. Traffic - Who said driver ed has to be boring?!
    • Transport Topics - Weekly bulletins from the trucking industry.
    • Traffic Accident Reconstruction Origin - Florida based organization offers a critical forum for ideas and techniques used in the field of traffic accident reconstruction. Interesting look at crash investigation, even for the layman. Also links to other similar accident investigation sites.
    • DOT Auto Safety Hotline - Do you own a car or truck that you feel has a safety defect? If so, head to this hotline to gather information about safety problems and help identify these problems that sometimes lead to recalls.
    • SafetyInfo - This site not only contains information concerning traffic safety but every other kind of safety out there.
    • National Work Zone Safety Clearinghouse - Everything you always wanted to know about Work Zone Safety from the folks at the Texas Transportation Institute.

    School Bus Safety


    Bicyclist, Skater, and Pedestrian Safety

    • Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute - is the helmet advocacy program of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. We are a small, active, non-profit consumer-funded program acting as a clearinghouse and a technical resource for bicycle helmet information.
    • Charles River Wheelmen - The Charles River Wheelmen (CRW) is a group of active cyclists who get together for weekly rides and frequent social events in the Boston area.
    • Cyber Cyclery - was started over four years ago with the concept of providing a resource for bicycle enthusiasts searching for information on the Internet. Since that time, Cyber Cyclery has grown into one of the most popular web sites for bicyclists.
    • International Bicycle Fund - The International Bicycle Fund is a non-governmental, nonprofit organization, promoting sustainable transport and international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and cycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational bicycle programs.
    • International Inline Skating Association - Information on safety and education for inline skaters.
    • League of American Bicyclists - The League of American Bicyclists was founded in 1880 as the League of American Wheelmen. It promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a more bicycle-friendly America. Membership includes 35,000 individuals, 450 recreational clubs, and 45 state and local advocacy organizations.
    • MassBike Online - MassBike, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, the statewide bicycling advocacy organization, runs the annual MassBike Tour and Effective Cycling classes around the state.
    • Perils for Pedestrians - This is a monthly cable television series promoting awareness of issues affecting the safety of people who walk.
    • WABA - Washington Area Bicyclist Association - This advocacy group has an excellent Web site with all kinds of resources for cyclists.
    • Washington Area Rollerskaters - This is a great organization with lots of weekly skates for dedicated Washingtonians and visitors.
    • WHO Helmet Initiative - Among other things, this site has a great newsletter, called Headlines. Headlines is the official newsletter of the World Health Organization Helmet Initiative. It is published quarterly by the Center for Injury Control, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.

    International Traffic Safety Sites