The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration Office of Traffic and Safety worked with several partners to develop an automated speed enforcement (ASE) program for work zones on the state’s controlled access highways. The program’s goals are threefold:
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The American Association of State Transportation Officials (AASHTO) presented its President’s Transportation Award for Highway Traffic Safety to the Texas DOT Child Passenger Safety Seat Education and Distribution Program.
Forty grant project directors in Michigan oversee the enforcement activities of more than 175 law enforcement agencies across a vast geographical area. Keeping grantees fully informed about the administrative responsibilities of managing federal funding can be a complicated and time consuming task, especially when key personnel leave the position.
Technology allows us to make smarter decisions about our health and lifestyle, and the same can be said for responsible alcohol consumption. With the introduction of personal breathalyzers, you don’t have to guess and hope you’re OK to drive — now you can get an estimate of your impairment.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviews each State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) program once every three years through its Management Review (MR) process. The MR addresses both administrative and financial aspects of a state highway safety program. There are three categories of MR outcomes:
In an effort to protect those who protect us, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is promoting the message: Move Over. It’s the Law. The video encourages motorists to think about how it would feel to do their job as cars fly past at alarming speeds. Emergency personnel are at work, not at a desk, but on the side of the road! So, when you see flashing lights, slow down and move over.
The Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP), Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Zero Fatalities and the Las Vegas Justice Court (LVJC) developed the “It Can Wait for 28 Challenge” program to promote better driving habits concerning distracted driving. The program is designed to divert violators of Nevada’s “hands free” law into an educational program and ultimately gain voluntary compliance. Each agency has a role to play in the success of this program.
The New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) is working with the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) to implement a statewide mutual Respect bicycle safety awareness campaign.
In addition to the GTSC, other campaign partners include the New York State Department of Health and Coexist New York State.