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Traffic Safety Links

AAA Foundation
The AAA Foundation's mission is to research why motor vehicle crashes happen and educate the public about how to avoid problems on the road.

Advocates for 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 make Americaâs roads safer.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Program
The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Human and Natural Environment, promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation accessibility, use, and safety.

Bicycle Transportation Alliance
A non-profit bicycle advocacy organization based in Portland, OR. The BTA creates healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safer, more convenient and more accessible.

Community Toolbox
Here you will find several items of practical significance to developing, promoting and doing your community traffic plan. They have taken many of the core tools and turned them into comprehensive toolkits. These toolkits are organized so that they can help you gain access to frameworks in which you can organize your thoughts about the work, some examples of how the work could be accomplished.

Highway Safety Workshops

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute are independent, nonprofit, research and communications organizations funded by auto insurers and dedicated to reducing highway crash deaths, injuries, and property losses.

Marin County's Safe Routes to School
Thirty five schools have participated in Safe Routes to Schools activities since the spring of 2000. Marin Safe Routes to Schools offers assistance to local schools in starting up and maintaining a Safe Routes to Schools program.

Oregon Department of Transportation - Transportation Safety Division
Home page for the Transportation Safety Division with information on Safe Communities, Bicyclist Safety, Commercial Vehicles, Drivers Education, Impaired Driving, Occupant Protection and much more. Also available: Youth Safety Plan

Oregon Safe Routes
Here you will find information and examples of the components of a comprehensive Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program: Encouragement, Education, Enforcement, Engineering and Evaluation. There are also specific resources and stories from communities throughout Oregon.

Partners for Rural Traffic Safety Action Kit
The reality is you are twice as likely to be killed or injured on a rural roadway than you are in an urban area. "At risk" driving behaviors are more prevalent in rural versus urban crash statistics, which may be the result of a misconception of a "low risk" environment by rural motorists. This tool kit takes you through the steps of creating a coalition to planning a traffic safety campaign.

Portland Office of Transportation's Safe Routes to School
This project is an example of how a community can use web-based mapping tools to develop a program that promotes walking and biking as safe alternatives for getting to school. The aim of the web site is to provide tools that schools, parents, and kids can use to learn about walking and biking safely, carpooling, and taking transit to school.

Safety Handbook for Oregon's Local Roads and Streets
The purpose of this Handbook is to provide local roadway agencies with important information related to roadway safety features intended for use on roads and streets in rural and small urban areas.

Shifting Gears in Later Years
Resources for mature drivers and their families. One in four drivers is a mature driver (age 65 and older). In the next two decades, that number is expected to double.

Transportation Seminars at Portland State University
Seminars are free and open to the public, and may be taken for credit. 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center on the Portland State University campus at the corner of SW Mill Street and Sixth Avenue in downtown Portland.


Safety Links for Trucks

Oregon Department of Transportation - Motor Carrier Transportation Division
The mission of the Motor Carrier Transportation Division is to promote a safe, efficient, and responsible commercial transportation industry by simplifying compliance, reducing regulatory requirements, wherever appropriate, preserving the infrastructure, enhancing the private/public partnership, fostering effective two-way communication, and delivering superior customer service while recognizing the vital economic interests of the commercial transportation industry.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is focused on reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Their mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce vehicle-related crashes.