Helpful Links

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s federal agency with primary responsibility for establishing and enforcing motor vehicle safety standards. NHTSA establishes and promotes national and state highway safety related programs and materials including Click It or Ticket, impaired driving, child passenger safety and school bus safety. Pamphlets, technical reports, program manuals, recall lists, etc. are available through NHTSA.

National Auto Safety Hotline – 888-327-4236 (888-DASH-2-DOT)

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. You can access AAP policy statements at http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/ .

 

Car Seat Safety Forum

Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 cause of death for children and adults, ages 4 to 34.  Selecting a safe vehicle and properly using child restraints and safety belts may be the most important things you can do to protect your family.  Need help on installing or advice on buying car seats?  No question is a bad one! Visit this online community of child passenger safety technicians. 

 

Governors Highway Safety Association

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. GHSA provides leadership and representation for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy and enhance program management. Its members are appointed by their Governors to administer federal and state highway safety funds and implement state highway safety plans.

 

Illinois Department of Transportation

Official homepage of the Illinois Department of Transportation. Find information on road closures, construction projects, public transportation and highway safety programs.

 

Illinois Department of Transportation – Roadway Safety

Gateway to Illinois traffic safety programs. Find information on work zone safety, the Illinois Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan, safety belt programs, impaired driving, child passenger safety, motorcycle safety and motor vehicle carrier programs.

 

Illinois State Police

Official homepage of the Illinois State Police. View press releases, contact statewide Safety Education Officers and find out more about law enforcement services.

 

Illinois Secretary of State

Resource for services and programs offered by the Illinois Secretary of State. Find out more about the Illinois Gradated Driver Licensing program, teen driver safety, Keep Me in a Safe Seat and Illinois license plate services.

 

Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

The professional organization of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and other leaders of Police and Public Safety Organizations in the State of Illinois. IACP promotes the professional and personal development of members through innovative services, training, camaraderie and leadership.

 

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS distributes the newsletter "Status Report" and produces low-cost videos on a variety of highway safety topics. IIHS also produces fact sheets and lists of state safety belt and child passenger safety laws.


MAKE ROADS SAFE

MAKE ROADS SAFE is an international campaign to put global road traffic injuries on the G8 and UN agendas. Every six seconds someone is killed or maimed on the world's roads. Make Roads Safe is the campaign for global road safety.

 

National Child Passenger Safety Board

The National Child Passenger Safety Board has been established to provide program direction and technical guidance to states, communities and organizations as a means to maintain a credible, standardized child passenger training and certification program. The website serves as a primary resource for information and updates on the NCPSB, the Standardized CPS Curriculum, and certification or recertification.

 

National Safety Council

The National Safety Council is an international public service organization dedicated to educating and influencing people to prevent accidental injuries and deaths. Founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, the NSC is the only organization promoting safety in the workplace, in transportation, and in homes and communities.

 

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is the first and only international nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preventing unintentional childhood injury.  It focuses on one specific problem: more children 1 to 14 die from accidents such as motor vehicle crashes, fires, drowning, poisoning and falls than any other cause.  Safe Kids also serves as the national certifying body for the child passenger safety program.

 

United Nations Road Safety Collaboration

In April 2004, the United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES58/289 on "Improving global road safety" invited WHO, working in close cooperation with the United Nations regional commissions, to act as coordinator on road safety issues across the United Nations system. Find resource manuals, toolkits for "Road Safety is No Accident," information on global road safety week and activities for teens at their website.