In the News
The Dangers of Talking in Your Car, October 6, 2014
Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted driving problem worse instead of better.
Our Driving Concern Safety COach
TxDOT Traffic Safety is the home of traffic safety resources and informaton provided by the Texas Department of Transportation.
2013 TxDOT Motor Vehicle Crash Highlights - TxDOT reports crash highlights from the year 2013.
Texas State Laws a key list of safety laws in Texas.
Texas A&M Texas Transportation Institute
DITTE Sam Houston State University’s Impaired Driving Initiatives (IDI) Office is offering a staff-development tool to aid employers in identifying an impaired employee in the workplace. The primary goal of the 6-hour Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers (DITTE) program is to work with Texas employers, with the support of the National Safety Council to educate their employees on traffic safety, specifically driving impairment, and to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on Texas highways. DITTE is funded through a grant from TxDOT.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems shows how employers can reduce alcohol problems among employees and their family members.
Alcohol Cost Calculator for Business developed by Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems was recently updated with new data to help uncover hidden costs of alcohol to business.
The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Program was created at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to combat low safety belt use among the nation’s CMV drivers.Increasing Safety Belt Use in Your Company from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration includes information to set up a program including content for 2-minute safety talks, incentives, corporate pledge and evaluation. Find useful statistics on the cost to businesses of not having a program.
Safety Belts and Child Passenger Safety
Click It or Ticket Campaign provides materials during Click It or Ticket law enforcement campaigns.
Safe Riders Traffic Safety Program provides information about child passenger safety, including links to related local and national websites. Sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation.
TxDOT Buckle Up Your Child Campaign features downloadable fact sheets, radio spots and videos to promote safety of children riding in vehicles. Materials available in English and Spanish.
Occupational Motor Vehicle Safety at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Occupational Motor Vehicle Safety at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Bicycle Safer Journey is a free, online education tool designed to help educators, parents and others who care about bicycle safety to get the conversatoin started with children and youth. It is an ideal complement to Bike to School Day or Bike Month events.
Pedestrian Safer Journey, educational tools directed towards walking.