Major Road Safety Organizations, U.S.A.

This page lists the larger organizations — mostly governmental and commercial — for smaller road safety groups (many of which are highly effective) click here.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety — An alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America’s roads safer

Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign (National Safety Council)

American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association — ADTSEA represents traffic safety educators in the United States.

American Traffic Safety Services Association — ATSSA
“The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) has been representing companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway industry since 1969. More than 1,800 ATSSA members provide the majority of all roadway safety features, services, materials and leadership throughout the nation.”

Association of Traffic Safety Information Professionals — ATSIP

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Centre for Auto Safety — CAS — Founded in 1970

Citizens for Reliable Safe Highways — CRASH — A nationwide, grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to improving overall truck safety in the US and eliminating the unnecessary deaths and injuries caused by truck crashes.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is a not-for-profit organization, established to promote an environment free of commercial vehicle accidents and incidents. Our mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers. This is accomplished by establishing effective transportation safety standards for motor carriers, drivers, vehicles, and inspectors through compliance, education, training, and enforcement programs.

Consumer Reports

CRASH ( — created to provide easy-to-access information and resources for all your Department of Motor Vehicles needs.

Drive and Stay Alive — DSA are the owners of the website you are now viewing. Clicking on the blue link will take you to our home page from where over 250 separate web pages and topics may be reached, including our globally unique International Road Safety News section, which includes much from the U.S.A.

Drive for Life is an ambitious driver-education and outreach effort by several major organizations in partnership

The Driving School Association of the Americas is an international association of driving school owners and educators who come from Austria, Canada, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and of course, the United States. (under the aegis of the National Sleep Foundation) is exactly what it says, and it’s a good site.

An Alabama police officer has a website called DUI Pictures which is worth checking out

Federal Highway Administration: The FHWA goal is to reduce roadway related fatalities and injuries by designing a forgiving infrastructure. They advocate highway safety programs related to the roadway and road user

Governors Highway Safety Association The GHSA is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Indian Nations. Its members are appointed by their Governors to administer federal and state highway safety funds and implement state highway safety plans. For further information, contact GHSA at 202/789-0942, or email:

Higher Highway Safety Standards (HHSS) a campaign for wider, brighter road markings

Highway Loss Data Institute For internet purposes, the HLDI is part of the IIHS

Highway Safety Information System (HSIS)

Highway Watch® is the roadway sector’s national safety and security program that utilizes the skills, experiences, and “road smarts” of America’s transportation workers to help protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and the transportation of goods, services, and people.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (and Highway Loss Data Institute)

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
The ITS Public Safety Program encourages transportation and public safety agencies to better integrate their on-scene incident response, clearance and recovery operations. The Program fosters new partnerships between transportation and public safety agencies to develop more interoperable communications systems and incident management procedures.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (now with an estimated two million members)

National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) doesn’t qualify as a road safety organization but has been included here because of the accuracy of the safe driving tips they give. Too many web pages simply repeat bad advice that they have seen elsewhere, but apparently not NADA

National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running The National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running is dedicated to reducing the incidence of red light running in the United States and the fatalities and injuries it causes. The Campaign has assembled a team of leaders from the fields of law enforcement, transportation engineering, healthcare and emergency medicine, and traffic safety, to tackle this crucial safety issue….

National Commission Against Drunk Driving (NCADD)

National Committee on Uniform Traffic Laws and Ordinances (NCUTLO)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (abbreviated as NHTSA but pronounced, in conversation, as “Nitsa”)
— On the Harvard University website is a PowerPoint presentation by/about the NHTSA, which is well worth reading if you require an overview. Click here. (Feb. 2004)

NHTSA Impaired Driving Division

National Institute for Driver Behavior (NIDB) is dedicated to the premise that education is an essential component in the formula for crash reduction. There is a need to have clearly defined criteria for driver behavior for all drivers so that they can, over a period of time, acquire and internalize a style of low-risk driving

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners — The primary mission of the proposed National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is to improve highway safety by producing trained, certified medical examiners who can effectively determine if a commercial motor vehicle operator’s [i.e. a ‘heavy goods vehicle’ driver, or a bus or coach driver] health meets Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards.

National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF)

National Safety Council (NSC) — Driver Safety

National Transportation Library

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) — Highways

Partners for Child Passenger Safety

Partners for Highway Safety strives to reduce injuries and fatalities of teenagers due to automobile crashes through public awareness.

Partnership for Safe Driving is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating all forms of dangerous driving. Founded in February 1997 and based in Washington, DC, they work to change the driving culture in America through education, research, and grassroots activism

Road Safety Audits A road safety audit is the formal examination of an existing or future road or traffic project by an independent team of trained specialists. Its main objective is to address the safe operation of a roadway and to ensure a high level of safety for all road users
Roadway Safety Foundation — RSF is a nonprofit charitable and educational organization solely dedicated to reducing the frequency and severity of motor vehicle crashes by improving the safety of America’s roadways

State Farm Insurance — Vehicle Safety and Road Safety page

The Road Information Program (TRIP)

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation

Transportation Communications Newsletter

The Transportation Research Board, also their Mission, Services and Organization

The Turner Fairbanks Highway Research Center

U.S. Air Force Traffic Safety

U.S. Army [Traffic Safety] Toolbox and Six Point Program

U.S. Naval Safety Center — Traffic Safety Toolbox

U.S. Roads