Drive and Stay Alive, Inc. [DSA], is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, based in New York State, U.S.A.
The organization’s programs include:
- Global — the International Road Safety News service, currently the world’s most comprehensive source for this topic (e.g. In 2004 alone — the first full year of the IRSN — DSA published over 2,000 news articles from 116 different countries). DSA also liaises with road safety organizations in various other countries;
- National — a US-wide information service is planned, primarily for young drivers;
- Regional — DSA is developing a program with the aim of making multiple visits to give talks at all 144 high schools in the Niagara Frontier Region of Western New York;
- General Information — the DSA website, for an organization of this nature, is huge. There are over 600 web pages, each covering a specific road safety topic. These may be accessed via either Articles and Topics, or the Information Section;
- General Involvement — key staff at DSA attend various road safety events and conferences (and speak at the latter).
Accolades and Links
In July 2005, DSA was awarded a commendation in the annual awards of the Governors’ Highway Safety Association [GHSA] for “outstanding commitment to international highway safety.”
In June 2004, when the DSA website was exactly one year old, it received the Best International Traffic Safety Websiteaward of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals [CARSP].
Also in 2004, DSA was made the only non-European signatory to the European Road Safety Charter. This was in recognition of DSA’s unique, global contribution to the dissemination of relevant news and related information, of use not only to road safety professionals but also to the general public.
The list of relevant, top organizations that have posted links to DSA is impressive, and includes:
- The United Nations — UNECE Road Safety Websites page
- The National Center for Statistics and Analysis at the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]
- The European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development [OECD]
- The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals [CARSP/ACPSER]
Links to DSA have also been posted on relevant sites in more than 20 other countries and some examples of these may be viewed on the ‘Comments About Us’ page.
Citations of DSA
Among the magazines, newspapers, websites, etc., that have cited Drive and Stay Alive or published articles by Eddie Wren (see below) about driving are:
- ABATE, Colorado
- Ben Gurion University, Israel
- The Bentley Magazine
- Chandigarh Police, India
- Drivetrain, Inc., California
- The Driving Schools Association of the Americas
- The Guild of Experienced Motorists (UK)
- Hawaii Police Research
- Injury Lawyer
- KnightTime Radio, PA (for truckers)
- MSN Money
- Richmond Journal of Law
- Rocky Mountain News
- San Jose Mercury News
- SCOOP (New Zealand)
The Executive Director
Eddie Wren has had over 30 years’ direct, multi-national involvement with various aspects of road safety, and his extensive experience in this field is almost certainly unique within the U.S.A. His bio may be viewed here.
DSA has also issued press releases and selected various articles that may provide useful information to the media. You may view them here.