Tools & Resources: Motor Vehicle Safety

Clinical Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics
Find guidelines for counseling parents on child safety seat use, a car safety seat guide, and other materials for parents.

AAHP Maternal and Child Health Initiative
The American Association of Health Plans’ publication, Improving Maternal and Child Outcomes: Innovative Program Approaches for Health Plans, discusses one approach to integrate injury prevention counseling into routine health plan practice.

ACEP Alcohol Screening Intervention
The American College of Emergency Physicians’ Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in the Emergency Department can be used in many clinical settings. For additional materials, visit the home page and search the site for “alcohol.”

American Medical Association Alcohol Page
Find a list of drug treatment intervention/information services, policy statements, and fact sheets on alcohol misuse.

American Society of Addiction Medicine
Offers the pocket-sized protocol “Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcoholism.”

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Has several professional education materials for clinicians.

Put Prevention Into Practice
Planning and evaluation tools/resources for healthcare systems, clinicians, and clinic staff developed by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Community Partners & Programs

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Offers educational materials that can be used by businesses, schools, and others to teach responsible driving and/or pedestrian safety. The site has a photo library, sample PSAs, and recent news articles on traffic safety issues.

Buckle Up America Campaign
Has news and research, marketing guidance, tools/planning kits, model print ads/posters, and more to promote the use of occupant restraints. (A program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.)

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Has drunk and underage driving news, statistics, and lists of local chapters.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Has information on CDC programs to promote traffic safety, research updates, and a primer for evaluating injury prevention programs.

National Commission Against Drunk Driving
Has a national youth resource center and information on preventing underage drinking and detecting, testing, and arresting impaired drivers. Sponsors the soberRide program, which offers free cab rides to would-be drunk drivers on holidays associated with drinking.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Has guides for its Designated Driver/Safe Rider and You Drink & Drive. You Lose programs, community guides on underage drinking prevention, and much more. See the Traffic Safety Materials Catalog for brochures, bumper stickers, posters, audiovisual kits, stickers, etc.

National Organizations for Youth Safety
A coalition of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies that promotes highway safety and issues. Find information about NOYS activities and links to NOYS member organization Web sites.

National SAFE KIDS Campaign
Has a car seat locator, database of child safety laws, and a catalog of SAFE KIDS promotional materials that can be ordered. TheSAFE KIDS Buckle Up program, the largest of the campaign, combines outreach, child safety seat distribution, public policy efforts and research.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Has an image library and information about Walk to School Day.

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Safe Communities Program
Find tools and information to implement Safe Communities, a model national program to increase transportation safety. Has contact information for technical assistance to assess state highway safety programs.

State and Local Contacts

State Highway Safety Web sites

Just for Employers

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
Sponsors Drive Safely Work Week, and is a source for workplace traffic safety data, policies, best practices, program planning tools, and educational materials.

NHTSA Employers’ Page
Has information on the cost of traffic crashes to employers by state and industry, examples of successful worksite highway safety programs, and more.

Partnership for Prevention
The Partnership publication Healthy Workforce 2010: A Health Promotion Sourcebook for Employers Large and Small has program planning information and resources for worksite wellness coordinators.

Policy Resources

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
Has information on state motor vehicle policies and activities.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Offers a broad range of research materials that can be used to create policies that save lives on the roads.

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Promotes laws and programs to reduce traffic injuries/deaths by increasing public participation in policy initiatives. Has information on state and federal legislative activities, safety fact sheets, polling data on public attitudes toward highway safety, and more.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute are independent research/communications groups funded by auto insurers. Find videos, publications, and information/data on topics ranging from antilock brakes to older drivers to large trucks.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Has a public policy institute for traffic safety advocates.

National Association of Governors’ Highway Safety Representatives Find policy statements, surveys of various state traffic safety programs, and more.

National Conference of State Legislators
Has policy-relevant information on drunk driving, distracted driving, and other traffic safety topics.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Has information/data on virtually every motor vehicle safety topic. State cost fact sheets show the cost of impaired driving incidents and the savings that can be realized by enacting specific prevention laws. A publications catalog offers access to NHTSA studies and reports.

National Transportation Safety Board
An independent federal agency that conducts highway safety studies, and issues safety recommendations. Has detailed reports for all major U.S. highway accidents and a “Most Wanted” list of transportation safety improvements.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
An information clearinghouse with online resources to help community planners, advocates, educators, health officials, and others create safe places for walking and bicycling.

UC-Berkeley Traffic Safety Center
Supports community and government traffic safety efforts through research, material development, and training activities. Has an online newsletter, TSC Newsletter, for community groups, businesses, researchers, and government agencies.

Traffic Safety Legislation

For More Information

For more information call:

National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Office of Communications at 770-488-1506

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