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Impaired/Distracted Driving

Laser Technology and National Sheriffs Association Co-Hosting Webinar on Combating Distracted Driving
To help continue awareness for the fight against distracted driving, Laser Technology, Inc., (LTI) and the National Sheriffs Association (NSA) have teamed up to host a webinar titled "Combating Distracted Driving: Implementing Policies and Procedures." The webcast is geared to Sheriff Offices, encouraging them to launch or intensify distracted driving enforcement to help reduce the amount of fatal crashes. According to the National Occupant Protection Use Survey, it is estimated that 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving.

www.distraction.gov/

www.nhtsa.gov/Impaired

FOXNews
The study follows on a national distracted-driving summit by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which opened the debate on federal ...
 
Catskill Daily Mail
By Susan Campriello According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 100000 drowsy drivers cause an accident each year; ...
 
Columbia Daily Tribune
A new Missouri law has gone into effect making it a crime for anyone younger than 21 to text while driving. The state traffic ticket comes with a $200 fine...
 
Fleet Owner - USA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week released the results on an interesting survey it conducted back in 2007 concerning the ...
 
Fox 28 - South Bend,IN,USA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Wednesday that nearly 40% of fatal crashes in the last two weeks of December involve drunken ...
 
U.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA
... organization for addiction treatment, helps explain some disturbing statistics reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...
 
 

Motorcycles

Study: Rise in fatalities follows repeal of helmet law
 
Effingham Herald
I know that with the help of the rider groups, law enforcement agencies across the state, and other traffic safety organizations, we can make those numbers ...
 
MotorcycleUSA.com
Preliminary discussions with major university traffic safety program personnel and independent research consultants to study simulator use in training and ...
 

Older Drivers

Gadsden Times (subscription) - Gadsden,AL,USA
By Lisa Rogers Lora Weaver, Project Coordinator for the Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office, talks about the Yellow Dot program, Friday at the Senior ...
 

Other

Here is a link to the Fraud Prevention and Detection landing page on the AAMVA website. There is a Training tab on this page that goes directly to “Fraud Detection & Remediation (FDR)” Training … 

 
 
Autoblog (blog)
The NHTSA says that 56 percent of the 37261 traffic deaths in the United States last year occurred on rural roads, though only about 23 percent of the ...
 
U.S. News Rankings & Reviews
Consumer Reports explains, ""The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)… looked at state-level crash files to compare crash rates on these ...
 
Boston Globe
"We've lost truly a guardian of our safety. People like that are not commonplace.'' Police charged the driver of the pickup, Ronald Gale of Weymouth, ...
 

Seatbelts

MedPage Today
Explain to interested patients that the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommend that children should ...
 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials say advancements in safety technology that prevents rollovers, an increase in seatbelt usage, major transportation safety program reforms and more drunk driving awareness ...
 

Speed

ConsumerReports.org - Yonkers,NY,USA
Beyond the human tragedy, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that speed-related crashes cost over $40 billion a year. ...
 
In a 17-minute video of the chase and subsequent crash, at least seven law enforcement vehicles are seen pursuing Estes.The video was provided to The Sun by the State Attorneys Office in response to a public records.
 
 

Resources

 
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety is an alliance of consumer, health, and safety groups and insurance companies and agents that seeks to educate the public, the press, and policymakers about the need for improved highway and auto safety regulations. This site offers information on state laws, legislative alerts, polls on highway safety issues, and other reports.
 
The DOT Auto Safety Hotline specializes in gathering information about safety problems in motor vehicles and equipment. The Hotline can be dialed toll free at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). In operation since 1975, the Hotline provides information about motor vehicle safety, child safety seats, vehicle importation and certification, and airbags. Consumers may also speak with a consultant to file reports on vehicle safety defects and provide recall and other valuable information.
 
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), part of the US Department of Transportation, oversees federal funding for the construction and improvement of highways, urban and rural roads, and bridges. In the area of safety, FHWA conducts research on safety practices and technologies for all phases of highway design and operations, focusing on ways to improve intersections, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, run-off-road safety, and speed management.
 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), formerly part of the Federal Highway Administration, oversees commercial motor vehicle safety. FMCSA activities include enforcement of safety regulations, targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers, improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies, strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards, and increasing safety awareness.
 
The Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) at UNC conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at reducing deaths, injuries, and related societal costs of roadway crashes. Research examines motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian crashes, taking into account human, vehicular, roadway and environmental factors. Center researchers investigate issues that may affect future legislation and policies, including: driver distraction, graduated driver licensing, the role of alcohol in crashes, elderly driving issues, occupant restraint use, roadway design, commercial vehicle safety and enforcement, as well as pedestrian and bicycle safety.
 
The Injury Prevention Web (IPW) is an advertising-free site supported by the Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice at San Diego State University. It contains data on injury occurrence in each of the 50 US states, prevention information, policy recommendations, and a resources section with links to government and nonprofit sites worldwide. The IPW links to groups with a focus on a large variety of fields: codes and standards, education, ergonomics, fire prevention, industrial safety, interior design, legislation and litigation, public health, traffic safety, product safety, disasters, and more.
 
Insurance Research Council (IRC) is an independent, nonprofit research organization supported by property and casualty insurance companies and associations. IRC conducts research to assist insurers and the general public in reaching sound decisions on legislative and regulatory issues.
 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), part of the US Department of Transportation, administers federal laws relating to motor vehicle and highway safety. Available on this site are crash statistics, vehicle safety ratings from the agency's frontal and side impact test programs, vehicle safety regulations and standards, recall announcements, and a wide range of other consumer and technical information.
 

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is designed to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and to keep stolen vehicles from being resold. NMVTIS is also a tool that assists states and law enforcement in deterring and preventing title fraud and other crimes.  Consumers can use NMVTIS to access important vehicle history information.

www.vehiclehistory.gov

 

The NETS mission is to reduce traffic crashes involving America's workers and their families by helping employers implement well-developed policies, dynamic workplace programs, and compelling community activities related to traffic safety. Government and industry leaders created the organization to address the human and economic impact of traffic crashes on the nation's workforce as well as their families and communities.
 
Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS), a research partnership between The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies, is the country's largest research project devoted to children in crashes. Site includes PCPS research findings, educational resource materials, and multimedia information for parents/caregivers on the basics of child passenger safety.
 
Roadway Safety Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing highway deaths and injuries by improving the physical design and condition of roadways.
 
US Department of Transportation (DOT) is the federal agency responsible for overall national policy for all transportation modes (air, rail, marine, and road). DOT agencies with an interest in highway safety include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.