Traffic Safety Resources
Here are some important and helpful traffic safety resources:
- AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety – research program: The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety sponsors research that uncovers critical traffic safety problems and identifies the most effective solutions, including concrete recommendations for preventing crashes, injuries, and deaths on our roads.
- American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA): The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) is the professional association which represents traffic safety educators throughout the United States and abroad. As a national advocate for quality traffic safety education, ADTSEA creates and publishes policies and guidelines for the discipline. ADTSEA conducts conferences, workshops and seminars, develops educational materials and provides consultative services.
- Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE): ANSTSE is dedicated to assisting states with the adoption and implementation of the Administrative Standards to initiate improvements in the administration of driver education. The "Administrative Standards" are also referred to as the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS).
- AT&T Don't Text While Driving – "It Can Wait" program: AT&T's "It Can Wait" program focuses on the dangers of texting and using your phone behind the wheel. Includes an app that silences incoming text message alerts so you can stay focused while driving.
- Distracted Driving: This is the U.S. government's official website for distracted driving caused by texting and cell phone use behind the wheel. Get the facts on distracted driving and find ways to get involved in making our roads safer.
- Donate Life Northwest – Recycle Yourself: Oregon: Donate Life Northwest registers and educates residents of Oregon and Southwest Washington about organ, eye and tissue donation. The Recycle Yourself: Oregon website has an educator toolkit that includes 10 different videos explaining organ donation, readings, lesson plans, inspiring stories, a game, and more.
- Making an Impact Newsletter: November 2017: Driving in the rain can be anxiety-producing. Here are 5 tips to remember from State Farm for driving safely in the rain.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety and to saving lives, preventing injuries, and reducing economic costs due to road traffic crashes through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement activity. NHTSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
- National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF): The National Road Safety Foundation is dedicated to reducing crashes, deaths and injuries on our nation’s highways by promoting safe driving behavior through greater public awareness. NRSF produces documentaries, educational programs and public service campaigns for broadcast and for use in safety, educational and enforcement programs. NRSF's free programs deal with distracted driving, speed and aggression, impaired driving, drowsy driving, driving skills, senior driving and more.
- National Student Safety Program (NSSP): The National Student Safety Program (NSSP) is the youth program of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA). NSSP junior and senior high school students conduct local projects that help reduce death and injury on our nation's highways. The NSSP annual conference is held in conjunction with the ADTSEA national conference.
- Oregon Department of Transportation: Transportion Safety Division (ODOT-TSD): The Transportation Safety Division provides information, direct services, grants and contracts to the public and to partner agencies and organizations. More than half the funding comes from federal funds earmarked for safety programs. The division administers more than 550 grants and contracts each year to deliver safety programs to Oregon citizens. The Traffic Safety Education program at Western Oregon University is funded by ODOT's Transportation Safety Division.
Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ODTSEA):ODTSEA is the Oregon affiliate of the American Driver and
Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA). ODTSEA holds a traffic safety
conference in October each year at which attendees earn continuing education
credits for instructor renewal while learning the latest in traffic safety
- Roadside Survival in Driver Education: Chances of a vehicle breakdown are, at very least, five times as high as a crash, and commercial roadside assistance is not always timely or competent. Walt Brinker, veteran of well over 2,000 free-of-charge roadside assists as a hobby, has designed easy, comprehensive training to prevent and contend with common breakdowns, via his website featuring a free, accessible, ready-made, editable PowerPoint file, winter driving tips, and his unique book – which, when read, can empower teaching the subject using the PowerPoint file. Check out this Fox News story regarding breakdowns.
- Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD): SADD is a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.
- Verizon Internet Tech and Teen Driving Guide: Smartphones are everywhere. 68% of Americans owned one in 2015, compared to just 35% in 2011. The rise of smartphone popularity has come with unexpected costs, as increased smartphone ownership increases the likelihood of cell phone usage in cars. The consequences of distracted driving can be deadly, especially for teens who are still learning to drive. The good news is, together, we can do something about it.
Washington Traffic Safety Education Association (WTSEA): WTSEA is the Washington counterpart of ODTSEA, with a goal of improving student safety and promoting professional development of Washington's driver education instructors. WTSEA holds an October conference concurrent with ODTSEA's, but many WTSEA members attend (and present at) the Pacific Northwest Driver and Traffic Safety Conference each spring.