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Related U.S. Government Web Sites

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities page
Data on fatal and nonfatal injuries at work from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the annual Survey of Occupational Injury and Illness, and other Department of Labor programs.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Comprehensive U.S. transportation statistics for all modes of transportation.

DISTRACTION.GOV - Campaign Tools
The U.S. Department of Transportation is leading the effort to put an end to distracted driving. Here you'll find materials that can be used to promote this message.

Federal Highway Administration
Information on the U.S. highway infrastructure, safety initiatives, regulations, environmental stewardship, and congestion mitigation.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Information on regulatory and voluntary programs for reducing injuries, fatalities, and crashes associated with large trucks and buses.

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Federal regulations for operation and set-up of temporary traffic control zones, including highway work zones and emergency situations.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Research and information on injury risks that affect the general population, including motor vehicle crashes.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Information on vehicle testing and standards, occupant restraints, impaired and drowsy driving, and national crash statistics.

National Transportation Safety Board
An independent U.S. Federal agency that conducts in-depth investigations of selected motor vehicle crashes and makes recommendations for high-priority safety initiatives to government, industry, and other parties.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Motor Vehicle Safety Page
Information on safety standards, vehicle-related hazards, and partnerships to reduce workplace crashes.

United States Department of State: Road Safety Overseas
Provides links to country-specific road safety programs and reports. It also provides tips for safe motor travel overseas.

United States Fire Administration
Includes information on vehicle safety for emergency responders.

  • Emergency Vehicle and Roadway Operations Safety
    This page presents information on current USFA research projects in the area of emergency vehicle and roadway operations safety, including findings and recommendations related to reducing casualties to emergency responders while responding to, returning from, or operating at incidents.

University Transportation Centers Program
A group of universities dedicated to transportation research through innovating safe, efficient, and environmentally sound technologies.

Other Related Web Sites

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Research results and educational materials to promote traffic safety.

American Society of Safety Engineers
Offers resources and opportunities for safety professionals through its Transportation Practice Specialty.

Association for Safe International Road Travel
Provides road travel reports for 150 countries, enabling business travelers to make informed travel decisions. Provides a list of road safety concerns in many countries and some best practices implemented in some of those countries.

Department for Transport (UK)
Provides information about reducing work related road accidents including driver hours.

Emergency Responder Safety Institute
The Emergency Responder Safety Institute serves as an informal advisory panel of public safety leaders committed to reducing deaths and injuries to America's emergency responders when they respond to emergencies on or along streets, roads and highways.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA): Road Transport Sector
Injury prevention resources from the European Union’s occupational safety and health agency, with emphasis on workers in the road transport sector.

European Transportation Safety Council PRAISE project:
PRAISE is a European initiative designed to help employers secure high road safety standards for their employees while driving for work or commuting to work. Offers an excellent series of thematic reports on key road safety issues for employers.

Governors Highway Safety Association
Provides information on state laws covering cell phone use, construction zones, and seat belts.

Health and Safety Executive (UK)
Offers facts and recommendations on work related road safety. Provides several case studies useful for the review or development of occupational road safety policy and procedure.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Vehicle crash test results and a wide variety of educational materials on traffic safety. Offers useful state-by-state comparisons of traffic safety laws.

National Conference of State Legislatures (Transportation page)
Offers summaries of legislative action on issues such as traffic safety, commercial vehicles, hazardous materials, and cell phones.

National Safety Council

  • Safety on the Road
    Information on mature drivers, teen drivers, impaired driving, seat belts, speeding, distracted driving, and defensive driving.
  • Transportation Safety Division
    Members represent the trucking industry, other organizations with motor vehicle fleets, school bus operators, and public transit.

National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse
Information for government, industry, and the public to promote the safe and effective operation of highway work zones. Now features international resource materials.

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
Traffic safety information and fleet safety benchmarking from a public-private partnership dedicated to reducing traffic-related deaths and injuries in the nation's workforce through safety policies, workplace educational programs, safety campaigns, and corporate community activities.

Texas Transportation Institute (Texas A & M University)
Research results from a research center engaged in research, development, and technology transfer related to all transportation modes.

Traffic Injury Research Foundation (Canada)
The mission of the TIRF is to reduce traffic related deaths and injuries, by designing, promoting and implementing effective programs and policies, based on sound research.

Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Information from the arm of the National Research Council that engages government, industry, and academia in promoting research, policy studies, and information-sharing. TRB’s mission encompasses all aspects and modes of transportation.

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
Research results from an interdisciplinary center with expertise in large-truck safety, human factors, engineering, public policy, and data collection and analysis.

University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
Research results from an interdisciplinary research center that places special emphasis on alcohol studies, novice drivers and graduated licensing, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and highway safety information systems.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
An academic research center with strong expertise in naturalistic driving studies of passenger vehicles and trucks, sustainable transport, “smart infrastructure,” and transport policy.

 
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