General highway safety information links from around the country and the state. click on the topic links below for more information.....
Each year, more than 500,000 people in the US are treated in emergency departments, and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries.
Dedicated to Making Georgia the Most Bicycle-Friendly State in the Nation
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.
Founded in 1991, The PATH Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing a metrowide trail system for Atlanta. A team of experienced trail builders oversees the planning and development of PATH's greenway trails and raises funds to continue building trails for Atlanta. The City of Atlanta has named PATH its official partner in trail building for the city.
Whether you're new to cycling or a veteran rider, membership in Atlanta's Southern Bicycle League will add to your enjoyment of cycling. Learning from other riders, experiencing the thrill of new rides, and enjoying the camaraderie are benefits that last a lifetime. You'll also have the opportunity to help other cyclists and educate the community on cycling issues by getting involved in the club's many activities, such as the Advocacy Committee or by leading a ride.
The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA). SORBA is a non-profit organization with the mission to "preserve, protect and educate." SORBA`s primary focus has been advocacy; usually land access issues, but also sponsoring rides and festivals, and supporting off-road cycling in the North Georgia area through trail acquisition and maintenance.
Bikes: a user perspective
Child passenger safety/seat belt use
Basic information on keeping your kids safe while in a vehicle.
Buckle Up America is a national campaign to increase the proper use of safety belts and child safety seats--changes that will save lives and prevent injuries.
Kids can visit with Bucklebear and learn all about being safe in a car or truck.
Prevention Plans were developed by each county CFR team in the spring of 2007 and 2008 to help each teams develop a step-by-step action plan to address childhood injuries and fatalities in their area. The Prevention Plan started with a broad goal, then teams added short-term and long-term objectives that would help them to reach that goal. Each team then decided on three action steps that they could reasonably do to help them achieve their stated objectives, and ultimately reach their goal.
Child Passenger Safety Fact Sheets from the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
KIDS AND CARS' mission is to assure no child dies or is injured in a non-traffic, non-crash motor vehicle-related event.
The National Child Passenger Safety Board has been established to provide program direction and technical guidance to states, communities and organizations as a means to maintain a credible, standardized child passenger training and certification program.
The National SAFE KIDS Campaign is the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury — the number one killer of children ages 14 and under.
The goal of Safe Ride News Publications is to help save lives and prevent injury to children in traffic.
georgia county and city traffic teams
The Clayton County Police Department has one of the top units for traffic enforcement in the metro area. Learn all about Clayton's work with HEAT, the DUI Task Force, Commericial Vehicle Safety Enforcement and More. If the above link doesn't directly get you into the Traffic Unit, click on "Specialized Units", then "Traffic Unit".
Traffic enforcement safety team from East Point, Georgia.
Fannin County Georgia's Deputy Sheriff's Site With Public Information and Awareness Promotion.
The mission of the Jesup Police Department is to strengthen and maintain the social order of the community by providing professional law enforcement services, while remaining within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits.
Lamar County Sheriff Larry Waller has developed a very informative site that includes details regarding highway safety programs for schools.
georgia highway safety links
Official site for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Also home to the "Trooper News" newsletter.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is an independent, state-wide agency that provides assistance to the state’s criminal justice system in the areas of criminal investigations, forensic laboratory services and computerized criminal justice information.
DHR touches the lives of all Georgians by providing more than 100 programs that ensure their health and welfare
Highway Safety Research Organizations
Cutting edge highway safety research can be found at this site.
Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) are voluntary guidelines that were originally developed in response to requests by states interested in improving and standardizing their state crash data. When implemented at the state level, MMUCC provides a "minimum" set of data elements that are accurate, reliable, and credible within states, among states, and at the national level. The consistent crash data provided by the MMUCC guidelines plays a vital role in the work of professionals in highway safety, law enforcement, traffic records, injury prevention, traffic engineering and planning, emergency medicine, and others who share a stake in reducing traffic injuries and fatalities. More and more states have incorporated the MMUCC data elements into their crash reporting forms once they learn the benefits and see how easy it is to put into practice. MMUCC helps them collect reliable crash data, effectively guide enforcement planning, and shape sound traffic safety policy. This site offers a one-stop source for information on MMUCC and how you can put it to work to help save lives, reduce injuries and make our roadways safer.
Northwestern University Center for Public Safety was founded as the Traffic Institute in 1936 by an Evanston Police Commander with a vision. Franklin M. Kreml was determined to save lives on America’s roads. At that time, the number of motor vehicle deaths and injuries was skyrocketing. Despite the fact that there was no professional training in accident investigation for police officials, Commander Kreml found a way to reduce the number of accidents in Evanston so drastically that the National Safety Council declared Evanston “America’s Safest City.” Recognizing the need for high-quality training for traffic professionals across the nation, Mr. Kreml then established the Traffic Institute at Northwestern University. The Traffic Institute quickly became the world leader in traffic crash investigation and prevention and has maintained that reputation ever since.
The Transportation Library was founded in 1958 to support the curricula and research programs of the Transportation Center and the Center for Public Safety of Northwestern University, including the School of Police Staff and Command. Containing over 400,000 items, the Transportation Library of Northwestern University is one of the largest transportation information centers in the world, encompassing information on all transportation modalities, including: air, rail, highway, pipeline, water, urban transport and logistics. It includes a significant collection on law enforcement, police management and traffic enforcement. Its collection of environmental impact statements is one of the most complete in the world.
TTI is an official research agency for the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Railroad Commission. TTI works closely with many state and federal agencies as well as the private sector to improve the safety and efficiency of the transportation system.
The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) is a university-based institute committed to leadership in the study of surface transportation issues through fostering analytical thinking, integrating technology in education and research, serving as a catalyst for problem solving, and cultivating professionals and students dedicated to excellence in transportation.
Pacific Institute has significant national presence in the area of prevention with funded research projects at many of its centers on prevention, treatment, and policy research. Pacific Institute scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, including criminal justice. Pacific Institute practitioners and scientists provide training and technical assistance in many health-related areas to states and communities that are attempting to mitigate the effects of alcohol and other drug abuse. Pacific Institute houses one of the world's leading teams studying the costs of illness and injury and the cost effectiveness of health systems organization and preventive interventions. Our studies of medical spending by diagnosis grouping are regularly cited and updated. The Institute has developed computer-modeling tools to analyze health and social issues. The alcohol computer model, SimCom, measures alcohol consumption and related problems as they respond to alcohol policy interventions. The SimSmoke model measures the effects of price interventions (taxes) and youth access policies on tobacco consumption and related mortality. Pacific Institute has always maintained a leadership role by seeking to advance knowledge, technology and practice in alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment, social policy, health and safety. The Institute continues to add new areas of exploration. Pacific Institute has been closely identified with research, evaluation, and prevention of alcohol abuse and related health and social issues. The Prevention Research Center in Berkeley, CA., is one of fifteen centers sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Pacific Institute is also the designated technical assistance contractor for the major national initiative with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for reducing underage drinking. Pacific Institute was founded to develop and disseminate some of the earliest drug prevention strategies and has continued to provide national and international leadership, both in knowledge development and in the translation of this knowledge into public policy and programmatic strategies. The focus of Pacific Institute's work, historically, has been on individual and social problems associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs. This focus has led to research into related behaviors with health implications, including driving under the influence, intentional and unintentional injury, occupational health and safety, and unsafe sexual practices. Ongoing Pacific Institute projects investigate the effectiveness of primary prevention as it relates to physical injuries and violence. Pacific Institute performs research and development in the areas of traffic safety and the relationship of alcohol and other drug use to traffic safety. The Institute maintains a commitment to active involvement in both the scientific and policy-making communities for the advancement of education. Institute scholars regularly prepare comprehensive scientific reviews, policy position papers, and methodological analyses on various educational issues. Pacific Institute continues to develop research on the subject of tobacco as it affects individual and public health. We have also developed a research and technical assistance program in smoking prevention. The mission of the IT Department is to unite information systems and technology with the goals of the Institute and its work.
Some 680 short- and long-term research projects have been carried out in broad areas involving accident data collection and traffic safety analysis, bioengineering, human factors, mechanical engineering, psychology, economics, public policy, and marine systems. In addition, numerous multidisciplinary research programs are currently being conducted with other units of the University involving specialized areas of engineering, business, medicine, and public health.
miscellaneous safety links
The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) is a professional multidisciplinary organization dedicated entirely to motor vehicle crash injury prevention and control.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution has created a forum for people to comment on traffic and safety issues.
A friend of GOHS, the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission enhances the lives of Georgians with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Guided by the aspirations of people with traumatic injuries, the Commission supports lives of meaning, independence and inclusion. As the state's Lead Agency on Traumatic Injuries, they: * administer the Central Registry to identify those who are injured, * distribute resources through the Trust Fund, and * advocate for improvements in statewide services.
Building Bridges Between Traffic Safety and Public Health was published between 1995 and 1997. Designed to promote collaboration between traffic safety and public health professionals, Building Bridges featured case studies of collaborative traffic safety projects, interviews with professionals about their experiences with collaborative programming, and other features of interest to those involved in injury prevention or traffic safety
With more than 150 million drivers and 160 million registered vehicles on the road today, it is no surprise that car accidents occur every second. Every 14 seconds, someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident. And every 13 minutes there is a death due to a crash. In addition, every 20 seconds, a vehicle is stolen. All of this adds up to over $100 billion in annual expenditures as a result of automobile accidents, car theft and vandalism. Perhaps this is why auto insurance is the most widely purchased of all property-liability insurance. Car owners purchase insurance to economically protect themselves against accidents, theft, vandalism and other risks. Furthermore, in most states the law requires that all drivers purchase auto insurance. Unfortunately, however, a majority of people purchase car insurance without fully understanding the ins and outs. And thus, they end up spending much more than is necessary. This guide is designed to provide you with a clear and comprehensive understanding of automobile insurance in order to help you decide what policy is best for you. As an added bonus, we will help you to take step necessary to ensure that you get the best deal possible.
CTR is a nationally recognized research institution focusing on transportation research, education, and public service.
The Century Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and Chaired by Susan Molinari, The Council develops and implements innovative programs and public awareness campaigns and promotes action through strategic partnerships. The Century Council promotes responsible decision-making regarding drinking or non-drinking of beverage alcohol and discourage all forms of irresponsible consumption through education, communications, research, law enforcement, and other programs.
CSN works with maternal and child health (MCH), public health, and other injury prevention practitioners to: provide technical assistance and information facilitate the implementation and evaluation of injury prevention programs conduct analytical and policy activities that improve injury and violence prevention
Organization providing resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
CRASHTEST.COM combines all of the crash–test information offered by the government and insurance industry groups, puts it on one chart, on one page. Site also contains helpful explanations and illustrations of the different procedures and crash tests.
Cutting edge research into transportation problems.
This webpage is dedicated to protecting police, fire, and emergency crews who respond to the scene of a road accident.
STIPDA's mission is to promote, sustain, and enhance the ability of state and territorial public health departments to reduce death and disability associated with injuries. STIPDA accomplishes its mission by disseminating information on state-of-the-art injury prevention and control policies and strategies.
The National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running is dedicated to reducing the incidence of red light running in the United States and the fatalities and injuries it causes. The Campaign has assembled a team of leaders from the fields of law enforcement, transportation engineering, healthcare and emergency medicine, and traffic safety, to tackle this crucial safety issue.
Remembering all of law enforcement's heroes....
USroads.com is the website of TranSafety, Inc., since 1982 a respected independent source of information on road safety, management, and litigation. At this site, you will find information regarding our consulting and research services, as well as two journals and hundreds of free archived articles.
Learn more about automobile recalls by visiting this site.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is the internationally recognized developer of the comprehensive Rider Education Training System.
The National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA) is comprised of individuals and organizations working to make a difference. We are the people who coordinate the safety programs at the state level joined by other professional organizations, corporations, instructors, and other individuals in intense efforts to make your motorcycle riding a safer and more enjoyable experience.
Snell is known for its ongoing work in setting, maintaining and continually upgrading the most authoritative helmet standards in the U.S. and throughout the world
national highway safety links
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries by preventing traffic crashes. It is a not-for-profit, publicly-supported charitable educational and research organization. Since 1947, the Foundation has funded over 90 research projects designed to discover the causes of traffic crashes. We have used this research to develop dozens of focused, high-impact educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users.
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. Advocates encourages the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries. By joining its resources with others, Advocates helps build coalitions to increase participation of a wide array of groups in public policy initiatives which advance highway and auto safety.
The American Highway Users Alliance is a nonprofit advocacy organization serving as the united voice of the transportation community promoting safe, uncongested highways and enhanced freedom of mobility.
The American Traffic Safety Services Association is an international trade association located in Fredericksburg, VA. Since 1969, ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry. Over 1,800 ATSSA members provide the majority of roadway safety features, services and materials used on our nation's roadways.
Tips on methods to prevent drowsy driving. From Sleepdex, a nonprofit website about sleep issues.
In operation since 1975, the DOT Auto Safety Hotline is NHTSA's single point of contact, where you can obtain information about motor vehicle importation and certification, air bags, and highway safety. You may also speak with a consultant who will file a report on your vehicle's safety defect and provide you with recall and other valuable information. You can also call the direct hotline toll-free at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236)
DriveCam has its electronic eyes on your driving skills. The company designs, manufactures, and sells video surveillance equipment used by commercial fleets to improve driver and traffic safety. DriveCam's Video Systems product records driver events from cameras located within the vehicle. These recordings, viewed using DriveCam's Driving Feedback System product, are used to accurately portray vehicle accidents, report driver performance, and monitor fleet progress to reduce costs, prevent insurance fraud, and maintain fleet progress. The company was founded in 1998 by Gary Rayner following an incident of road rage.
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from NHTSA. A very comprehensive statistical site.
The FHWA provides technical expertise to its partners and customers in areas such as: Roadway and bridge design, construction, and maintenance Value engineering and other project and program evaluation tools Policy and planning Highway safety Intelligent transportation systems Environmental protection and enhancement Innovative financing Land acquisition Research, development, and technology transfer
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Our primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses . FMCSA is headquartered in Washington, DC. We employ more than 1,000 individuals, in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, dedicated to improving bus and truck safety and saving lives.
HAPCOA, the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, established in 1973, is the oldest and largest association in the U.S. of Hispanic American command officers from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.
"Tools for Life" is a joint effort to implement the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan effectively and drive down fatalities on the nation's highway fatalities.
Web page for the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities
National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) exists to promote the development of justice systems in states, tribal nations, and units of local government that enhance public safety.
Main Federal Agency in charge of Highway Safety for all of the United States.
The National Safety Council, founded in 1913 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1953, is the nation's leading advocate for safety and health. Our mission is "to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies, practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes."
The National Sheriffs' Association, now in its sixty-second year of serving the law enforcement/ criminal justice professionals of the nation, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field. Through the years, NSA has been involved in numerous programs to enable sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their cities/counties or jurisdictions.
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation -- railroad, highway, marine and pipeline -- and issuing safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents.
This guide is a basic reference to assist State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) in selecting effective, science-based traffic safety countermeasures for major highway safety problem areas. The guide: --describes major strategies and countermeasures that are relevant to SHSOs; --summarizes their use, effectiveness, costs, and implementation time; and --provides references to the most important research summaries and individual studies.
Georgia-based national organization working to bring safety initiatives to all Americans
Safe America's Kids Mission is: To focus on emerging safety and security issues at home, work and leisure, creating educational programs that convey messages in innovative ways • To network with businesses and other organizations, aggregating collective knowledge and skills to address emerging injury issues
The goal of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan is to reduce the annual number of highway deaths by 5,000 to 7,000 and to do so cost effectively and in a manner acceptable to the general public.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. For over 30 years the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes in the first place and reduce injuries in the crashes that still occur. The Institute's research focuses on countermeasures aimed at all three factors in motor vehicle crashes (human, vehicular, and environmental) and on interventions that can occur before, during, and after crashes to reduce losses.
The Transporation Research Board fulfills its mission through the work of its standing technical committees and task forces addressing all modes and aspects of transportation; publication and dissemination of reports and peer-reviewed technical papers on research findings; administration of two contract research programs; conduct of special studies on transportation policy issues at the request of the U.S. Congress and government agencies; operation of an on-line computerized file of transportation research information; and the hosting of an annual meeting that typically attracts 9,000 transportation professionals from throughout the United States and abroad.
The Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center provides FHWA and the world highway community with the most advanced research and development related to new highway technologies. The research focuses on providing solutions to complex technical problems through the development of more economical, environmentally sensitive designs; more efficient, quality controlled constructions practices; and more durable materials. The end result is a safer, more reliable highway transportation system.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) was born as a statistical agency in 1992. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 established BTS for data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources. BTS brings a greater degree of coordination, comparability, and quality standards to transportation data, and to fill important gaps.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
other state highway offices
for a list of all 50 states and additional united states territories highway safety offices
The number of students walking to school in the United States has fallen from 70 percent a generation ago to barely 10 percent today. What are the implications of this enormous change? What caused it? What can be done to reverse it?
This organization was created by a hit and run victim/survivor and is dedicated to promoting public awareness against a growing, violent crime known as "Hit and Run", "Hit-Skip", or "Failure to Render Aid".
teens and driving safety
The BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network is an international association of college and university based peer education programs focusing on alcohol abuse prevention and other related student health and safety issues.
Driver's Training site from the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety. Includes a parent guide to the teenage driving requirements and a list of licensed Driver's Training Schools.
Drive Home Safe is a web site center for parents and future teen drivers. The web site provides information and resources on everything about teen driving.
Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of teenagers in America. Nearly 6,000 teens die annually in such accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration. Studies demonstrate that crash rates decline considerably as young drivers gain experience, and Ford Motor Company’s Driving Skills for Life teen safety program helps young drivers learn to improve their skills on the road.
The I Promise Program is designed to reduce the risk of youth related car crashes and relies on parents as role models by entering into a family contract with their young driver for safe and responsible use of the car.
The Lanier Extended Area Driver's Education Resource is a private non-profit driver's education program based in Forsyth County and taught by Forsyth County teachers for a fee of $100.
MAKUS's goal is to inform, mentor and foster good driving habits through comprehensive teen driver education, awareness and advocacy in order to save lives and reduce serious injury.
NOYS mission is to marshal resources that save lives, prevent injuries and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among youth.
The CAUTION-NEWLY LICENSED Car Magnet was developed to reduce teen car crashes and fatalities.The magnet identifies teens with Learners Permits and First Year Licenses. Placed on the rear of the vehicle, the magnet alerts other drivers to use extreme caution, courtesy, and patience. A proven method to reduce teen car crashes is more experience behind the wheel. The CAUTION-NEWLY LICENSED car magnet provides a "shield of protection" from other drivers and allows the teen to concentrate on the road. The magnet protects not only the inexperienced drivers, but also surrounding drivers.
Online Alcohol Prevention for Teens.
A fun interactive site for both teens and parents on how to get ready for a teenage driver.
"Saving Teenage Lives" is a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about graduated driver's license laws and how they work to help save teen lives.
SADD's mission is to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.
Research shows that parents have the potential to influence their children's driving habits. If nothing else, adults model for new drivers through their own driving behaviors. "Teaching Your Teen to Drive" is a 40-page booklet published by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to help parents and their teen drivers. (PDF File. Requires the Adobe Reader)
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put together a fact sheet on state laws for teen drivers. It also has a drop-down menu from which you can select a state and see its laws.
Traffic safety links
CTR's goal is to conduct and facilitate interdisciplinary research and public service in the field of transportation.
Drivers.com specializes 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.
NETS is an employer-led public/private partnership dedicated to improving the safety and health of employees, their families, and members of the communities in which they live and work, by reducing the number of traffic crashes that occur both on and off the job.
CAS provides information on common problems and advice on how to resolve them for most models on the road.
Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways has a laudable agenda. Its mission statement lists goals such as saving lives, reducing injuries, eliminating truck driver fatigue and improving truck maintenance standards.
The mission of the UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center is to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries through multi-disciplinary collaboration in education, research, and outreach.
transportation management associations
The Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) is a proactive partnership of private businesses, public agencies and residential and civic associations within the Buckhead community. BATMA is one of eight transportation management associations in the Atlanta region fostering public-private partnerships to develop solutions for activity centers facing unique transportation challenges.
The Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association (CCTMA) serves employer members located within a three-mile radius from the intersection of Clifton Road and Haygood Drive in DeKalb County.
CobbRides, a program begun in 1998 by the Town Center Area Community Improvement District (CID), is a Transportation Management Association (TMA) and is a public-private partnership designed to address traffic congestion and air quality problems in the area.
The Downtown Atlanta TMA is a program of Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. (CAP), a private not-for-profit organization that represents the interests of businesses and Downtown organizations. The TMA was created to (1) provide services to Downtown employers that will encourage and support the use of alternative transportation and (2) serve as the advocate for Downtown Atlanta's transportation needs.
A community-sponsored nonprofit organization dedicated to helping businesses work together to improve access and mobility throughout Atlanta's Central Perimeter area. The PTC offers realistic commuting alternatives to employers and employees while working to improve the transportation infrastructure around the Central Perimeter. The PTC is a resource for the business community to find better ways to move 'people' around the Central Perimeter, not just cars.
worldwide traffic safety
The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) is an independent nonprofit body whose only goal is to reduce mortality and morbidity brought about by misuse of alcohol and drugs by operators of vehicles in all modes of transportation.
Automobiles, railways and other modes of transportation are essential in our present lifestyles. However, they also cause serious social problems including traffic accidents and air pollution. The National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory is contributing to a safe and environmentally-friendly traffic society through activities in research and automobile type approval tests.
Founded in 1893, the IACP's goals are to advance the science and art of police services; to develop and disseminate improved administrative, technical and operational practices and promote their use in police work; to foster police cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police administrators throughout the world; to bring about recruitment and training in the police profession of qualified persons; and to encourage adherence of all police officers to high professional standards of performance and conduct.
The World Health Organization Helmet Initiative promotes the use of helmets as a strategy for preventing head injuries caused by bicycle or motorcycle crash or fall.