AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was founded in 1947 by AAA to conduct research to address growing highway safety issues. The organization’s mission is to identify traffic safety problems, foster research that seeks solutions and disseminate information and educational materials.
Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADRS)
The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADRS)is the world’s largest provider of driver rehabilitation education and is globally recognized as the standard-bearer for driver rehabilitation best practices and professional ethics.
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)
The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) is a professional multidisciplinary organization dedicated entirely to motor vehicle crash injury prevention and control.
Awake at the Wheel (from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
The Awake at the Wheel Campaign consists of materials for students and teachers designed to help young people make wise choices about sleep in general, and drowsy driving in particular.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Parents Are the Key, a campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helps parents, pediatricians, and communities keep teen drivers safe on the road.
From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 3,142 in 2020 alone, NHTSA leads the national effort to save lives by preventing this dangerous behavior. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America’s roads safe.
DriveitHOME is an initiative of the National Safety Council, designed by and for parents of newly licensed teen drivers. DriveitHOME offers free resources parents can use to help their teen build experience to become safer drivers. It also is a place parents can share their ideas for keeping teens safe behind the wheel.
DRIVE SMART Virginia
DRIVE SMART Virginia is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating drivers and raising traffic safety awareness in order to save lives and reduce injuries on the roadways of Virginia.
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL)
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) was established in 2003 by Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, and a panel of safety experts to teach newly licensed teens the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs.
Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
The Governors Highway Safety Association (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 advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices.
An Illustrated Guide to Driving Safely in the Snow
If you live in a part of the country with even occasional severe winter weather, you need to know how to drive safely on icy or snowy roads. This guide is designed to help you prepare for driving in winter weather, get your car ready to go when it’s time to venture out, have a safe trip, and survive if things go wrong.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from crashes on the nation's roads. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.
It Can Wait Campaign (from AT&T)
Take the pledge to never drive distracted. Join the movement and help make an impact. Resources are available to help raise awareness and put an end to distracted driving in your community.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (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. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.
National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)
NOYS is building an inclusive, connected, and diverse youth-powered movement to address pressing health and safety issues affecting youth across the nation. The Seat Belts Save Challenge is your chance to increase seat belt usage.
National Safety Council (NSC)
The nation's leading safety advocate for more than 100 years, the National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)
The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is an employer-led public/private partnership dedicated to improving the safety and health of employees, their families, and members of the communities in which they live and work by preventing traffic crashes that occur both on- and off-the-job.
Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.
The Ad Council collaborated with the office of the State Attorneys General and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to create a Texting and Driving Prevention campaign. The campaign targets young adult drivers and aims to show them the consequences of this seemingly benign behavior. The campaign features Public Service Advertising (PSAs) in TV, radio, outdoor and web, as well as, integrated digital and social media platforms. All advertising drives consumers to StopTextsStopsWrecks.org where consumers can find tips and tactics for how to curb this behavior.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Students Against Destructive Decisions (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.
Teen Driver Source
The people behind teendriversource.org are a team of researchers, educators, and communicators from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. This Young Driver Research team takes a multidisciplinary approach to study the causes of teen driver-related crashes and then provides evidence-based interventions. Whether you're a teen, parent, policymaker, educator, or researcher, this site supports your efforts with free teen driver safety information and downloadable resources.
Top Ten Tips for Preventing Teen Accidents (from GEICO)
GEICO provides ten tips for preventing teen auto accidents.
Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP)
The Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) improves highway safety by decreasing the incidence of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. VASAP has developed many educational programs designed to improve highway safety.
Virginia Association for Driver Education and Traffic Safety (VADETS)
The Virginia Association of Driver Education and Traffic Safety (VADETS) is a non-profit Virginia association for driver education teachers.
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP)
The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) is a non-profit professional membership association made up of active and retired federal, state, local and private law enforcement and criminal justice agency executives, administrators and managers.
Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
VDOE is responsible for approving driver education programs in the commonwealth’s public and private schools. Driver education programs in Virginia schools focus on safe driving attitudes, skill development and appropriate responses to hazards. The commonwealth’s standards for driver education require extended supervised practice with a licensed parent or guardian to develop precision in the application of skills and processes to effectively manage risks.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
The mission of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is to promote security, safety and service through the administration of motor vehicle and tax-related laws.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles YouTube Channel
Check out the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles many safety videos.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels. Their mission is to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, enables easy movement of people and goods, enhances the economy and improves our quality of life.
Virginia Sheriffs' Association (VSA)
Working on many levels and in cooperation with the various segments of the criminal justice system and state government, the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) guarantees unfailing representation for sheriffs and deputies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Virginia State Police (VSP)
The Virginia State Police (VSP) web site has information on vehicle safety, state laws, criminal investigations and more.
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) conducts research to save lives, time, money, and protect the environment. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is continually advancing transportation through innovation and has impacted public policy on the national and international level.
Virginia's 45-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide
This technical assistance guide provides parents with a systematic approach to guide their child towards remaining collision-free in both low- and high-risk driving environments. The suggested lessons in this guide follow a sequential learning pattern that progresses from the parking lot to neighborhoods, to light traffic, to rural highways, to expressways and then to city driving.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP)
The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is an award-winning, public-private partnership working to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in the Washington-metropolitan area. Through public education, innovative health education programs and advocacy, WRAP is credited with keeping the metro-Washington area's alcohol-related traffic deaths consistently lower than the national average.
Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO)
Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) is a youth leadership organization focused on educating, encouraging and empowering teenagers to be traffic safety advocates in their schools and communities. Their mission is to establish and support teen-led advocacy programs in high and middle schools throughout the Commonwealth that address unsafe driving behaviors and focus on the prevention of crashes, injuries and fatalities among young drivers under the age of 21.