General Links

BICYCLE SAFETY
 

Bicycle Related Injuries
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.

Georgia Bicycle Foundation
Dedicated to Making Georgia the Most Bicycle-Friendly State in the Nation

League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

PATH Foundation
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.

Southern Bicycle League
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.

Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association
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.

Swinny.net - Bicycle Resource
Bikes: a user perspective

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY

Bucklebear Safety Page
Kids can visit with Bucklebear and learn all about being safe in a car or truck.

Child Injury Prevention Plan
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 from the National Center For Injury Prevention and Control
Child Passenger Safety fact sheets from the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Kids and Cars
KIDS AND CARS' mission is to assure no child dies or is injured in a non-traffic, non-crash motor vehicle-related event.

National Child Passenger Safety Board
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.

National Safe Kids Campaign
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.

Safe Ride Newsletter
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

Clayton County Traffic Enforcement
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".

East Point Police Traffic Enforcement
Traffic enforcement safety team from East Point, Georgia.

Fannin County Deputy Sheriffs
Fannin County Georgia's Deputy Sheriff's Site With Public Information and Awareness Promotion.

Jesup Police Department
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's Office
Lamar County Sheriff Larry Waller has developed a very informative site that includes details regarding highway safety programs for schools.
 

GEORGIA HIGHWAY SAFETY LINKS

Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police
Official site for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Also home to the "Trooper News" newsletter.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation
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.

Georgia Department of Human Resources
DHR touches the lives of all Georgians by providing more than 100 programs that ensure their health and welfare

HIGHWAY SAFETY RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

Highway Safety Research Center
Cutting edge highway safety research can be found at this site.

Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria
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 Center for Public Safety
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.

Northwestern University Transportation Library
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.

Texas Transportation Institute
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.

Institute for Transportation Research and Education
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 for Research and Evaluation
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.

University of Michigan Transportation Research Group
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.

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

Motorcycle Safety Foundation
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is the internationally recognized developer of the comprehensive Rider Education Training System.

National Association of State Motorcycle Administrators
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 Memorial Foundation
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

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
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
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.

American Highway Users Alliance
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.

American Traffic Safety Services Association
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.

DOT Auto Safety Hotline
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)

Fatalities Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from NHTSA. A very comprehensive statistical site.

Federal Highway Administration
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

Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration
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.

National Criminal Justice Association
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.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Main federal agency in charge of highway safety for all of the United States.

National Safety Council
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."

National Sheriffs' Association
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.

National Transportation Safety Board
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.

NHTSA Countermeasures That Work
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.

Safe America Foundation
Georgia-based national organization working to bring safety initiatives to all Americans.

Safe America Kids
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

Insurance Institute For Highway Safety
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.

Transportation Research Board
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.

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
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.

U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics
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.

U.S. Department of Transportation
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 SAFETY OFFICES

Governors Highway Safety Association
For a list of the highway safety offices in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

TEENS AND DRIVING SAFETY

BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network
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.

Drive Home Safe
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.

Driving Skills For Life
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.

I Promise Program
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.

L.E.A.D.E.R.
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.

National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS)
NOYS mission is to marshal resources that save lives, prevent injuries and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among youth.

Newly Licensed Caution and Courtesy Car Magnet
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.

TRAFFIC SAFETY LINKS

Center for Transportation Research
CTR's goal is to conduct and facilitate interdisciplinary research and public service in the field of transportation.

Drivers.com
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.

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
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.

Center for Auto Safety
CAS provides information on common problems and advice on how to resolve them for most models on the road.

Crash Foundation
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.

Traffic Safety Center
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.