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.

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.

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY

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.

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.

Safe Kids
Safe Kids 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 News
The goal of Safe Ride News' publications is to help save lives and prevent injury to children in traffic.

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.

TEEN DRIVING SAFETY

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.

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.

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

Georgia Department of Public Health

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.