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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation does not testify to, sponsor or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.
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