NATIONAL TRAFFIC LAW CENTER
Listed below are links to other organizations that may be helpful to you. These are divided into the following categories:
U.S. Government Links
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
An agency of the Department of Transportation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries through strong enforcement of safety regulations; targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers; improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies; strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards; and increasing safety awareness.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
NHTSA is the federal agency within the Department of Transportation responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal accident investigation agency. Since its creation in 1967, the Safety Board’s mission has been to determine the probable cause of transportation accidents and to formulate safety recommendations to improve transportation safety.
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.
Criminal Justice Links
American Probation and Parole Association
The American Probation and Parole Association is an international association composed of members from the United States, Canada and other countries actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) is a national non-profit corporation which created a common-sense approach to improving the justice system by using a combination of judicial monitoring and effective treatment to compel drug-using offenders to change their lives.
National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators
The National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators (NAPC) is a national professional association of prosecutor coordinators. It consists of 50 member states and meets at a minimum of twice a year to share and exchange ideas, information and trends that impact state prosecutors.
National Center for DWI Courts
The National Center for DWI Courts is a professional services division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) designed to raise awareness of the success of DWI Courts, provide training assistance, and research to DWI Courts, and establish new DWI Courts nationwide.
National Partnership on Alcohol Misuse and Crime
The National Partnership on Alcohol Misuse and Crime (NPAMC) is an inclusive public-private partnership committed to identifying, developing, and promoting justice programs that improve public safety, reduce recidivism, and change lives for offenders who misuse alcohol.
Law Enforcement Links
Drug Evaluation and Classification Program
Drug recognition experts (DRE) are police officers especially trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol. The program is coordinated by The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The International Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries.
National Sheriffs' Association
The National Sheriffs' Association, now in its sixty-eighth year of serving law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals of the nation, is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field.
Traffic Organizations and Partner Links
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a not-for-profit, publicly-supported charitable educational and research organization which funds projects designed to discover the causes of traffic crashes, prevent them, and minimize injuries when they do occur. This research has been used to develop dozens of focused, high-impact educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users.
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 America's roads safer. Advocates encourages the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries.
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization developing model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement and highway safety. The association also serves as an information clearinghouse in these areas, and acts as the international spokesman for these interests.
Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is national, independent, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, which develops programs and policies to fight drunk driving and stop underage drinking.
Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement programs to address behavioral highway safety issues including occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding. GHSA provides leadership and representation for the states to improve traffic safety, influence national policy and enhance program management.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation's highways.
Legal Sciences—The Science of Collisions (Prof. John Kwasnoski)
The Crash Reconstruction Library is a subscription-based resource that includes webinars of the Lethal Weapon course presented by distinguished Professor John Kwasnoski. The material explains collision reconstruction in easy to understand “plain speak” and is a valuable resource for understanding scientific terms and theories, highly-technical collision reconstruction reports, and preparing for the vehicular homicide trial. It is also beneficial for other cases in which the instrumentality of the crime is a vehicle. The subscription allows for unlimited viewing on the subscriber’s computer or mobile device. It also includes a Document Section containing predicate questions and numerous technical publications that facilitate cross examination of a defense expert. Visit www.legalsciences.com and use the Access Code: NDAA
National Safety Council
The National Safety Council seeks to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
Traffic Injury Research Foundation
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is the Canadian source for international research related to the human causes and effects of road crashes, providing objective and scientific information to support the development, implementation and evaluation of road safety programs, effective advocacy and consultation.