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Safety

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U.S. DOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. The site includes reports and data on all aspects of traffic safety including safety devices (air bags, seat belts), crash tests, child safety seats, product recalls, regulations and standards and impaired driving. Their research and development site supports the agency's goals with scientific research and data.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
The NTSB 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 and issuing safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. The site includes speeches and testimony, legal opinions, orders and regulations, and publications, recommendations, and accident reports for various modes of transportation and pipelines.

Wisconsin Council of Safety (WCS)
For over 77 years, the Wisconsin Council of Safety has been committed to reducing human suffering and economic losses through preventable causes. The WCS is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, public education affiliate of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and chartered by the National Safety Council. The site includes information on safety congresses, safety programs and fact sheets.

American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)
The ADTSEA is a professional association representing traffic safety educators throughout the United States and the world. It is located at the Highway Safety Center on the campus of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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 encourage the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries by making the roads safer. The site has information about safety laws in each state, traffic safety poll results, and safety related links.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
The Foundation is a non-profit publicly-supported charitable educational and research organization dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries by preventing traffic crashes. The site includes news, research and educational items relating to traffic crashes.

Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse (DVCIC)
The DVCIC is a project housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The project cooperatively involves committee members from the natural resources and transportation departments of the five states in the midwest including Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The clearinghouse is a comprehensive resource for practitioners trying to find better ways of dealing with the problem of deer vehicle crashes as well as for anyone searching for information relating to deer-vehicle collisions.

Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
The GHSA is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety programs of states and territories on the "human behavioral aspects" of highway safety. Areas of focus include: occupant protection, impaired driving and speed enforcement, as well as motorcycle, school bus, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and traffic records. GHSA's mission is to provide leadership in the development of national policy to ensure effective highway safety programs.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute
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 site includes vehicle ratings, safety facts, online publications and information about ordering videos.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation
This site provides information on motorcycle rider training, operator licensing & government relations and includes information on rider courses, riding gear, and motorcycle safety for riders of all ages

National Safety Council (NSC)
The Council and its more than 60 Chapters have the mission of promoting policies and practices that can help reduce unintentional injuries and deaths in workplaces, on the highways, and in the home and community. The site includes information on seatbelts and airbags, driver safety, and a "What are the Odds of Dying" page that gives the odds of dying under various circumstances.

National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA)
The SMSA works to foster and promote state-administered motorcycle safety programs and to represent concerns related to motorcycle safety by working cooperatively with those individuals and organizations with an interest in motorcycle safety.

Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF)
The Roadway Safety Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to reducing highway deaths and injuries by improving the physical characteristics of roads.

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