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Federal Government Websites

The federal government publishes several websites relating to highway safety and providing resources for highway safety professionals.

From the Department of Transportation to the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. government websites contain information on a number of behavioral highway safety issues.

Legislative Branch

The U.S. Congress authorizes and provides funding for federal highway safety programs.

Library Of Congress logo The Library of Congress
Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Look up highway safety bills here.
U.S. House of Representatives logo U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate logo U.S. Senate

Executive Branch

Various federal government agencies regulate, administer and provide guidance for highway safety programs.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) logo Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
Provides a full listing of all federal programs available to state and local governments of the United States.
Department of Health and Human Services
Alcohol Policy Information System logo Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)
Provides information on alcohol-related policies. Detailed, state-by-state, information is available on issues such as Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limits and transportation of open containers of alcohol.
Children's Safety Network logo Children's Safety Network (CSN)
A national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence, offering expertise on a wide range of injury topics, including child passenger safety.
Indian Health Service logo Indian Health Service (IHS)
Provides federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS's injury prevention program includes highway safety issues, such as child passenger safety.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention,
Monitors unintentional injury trends in in the U.S., conducts research to better understand risk factors, and evaluates interventions to prevent these injuries. Motor vehicle-related injuries are a major program focus.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism logo National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems– including drunk driving–through research, collaboration and information sharing.
National Institute on Drug Abuse logo National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction through research on issues such as drugged driving.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) logo Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Administers grant programs and data collection activities to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices logo National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
A searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov logo StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov
A portal of federal resources on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue.
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) logo Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Works to enhance the quality of life, promote economic opportunity and carry out the responsibilities to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian nations, and Alaska Natives.
Department of Justice
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention logo Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Provides resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization, including combating juvenile DUI.
Bureau of Justice Assistance logo Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Supports initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system.
Bureau of Justice Statistics logo Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Collects, and disseminates information on crime and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government, including state police traffic stop data collection procedures.
Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation logo U.S. Department of Transportation
Serves the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) logo Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Provides financial and technical support to state, local and tribal governments for constructing, improving and preserving America’s highways.

FHWA Safety Office logo FHWA Safety Office
Makes America's roads safer through a data-driven, systematic approach addressing all “4Es” of safety: engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency medical services.
FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty
FHWA's advocate and national leader for comprehensive intermodal and multi-modal transportation planning.
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
A federal research facility providing FHWA with the most advanced research and development related to new highway technologies.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) logo Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Works to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

FMCSA Share the Road Safely Campaign logo Share the Road Safely Campaign
Improves the knowledge of all highway users to minimize the likelihood of a crash with a large truck, and reduce the consequences of those that do occur.
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) logo Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Promulgates and enforces rail safety regulations.

FRA Office of Safety
Promotes and regulates safety throughout the nation's railroad industry, including highway-rail grade crossing safety.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) logo National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Directs the U.S. highway safety and consumer programs established by the federal law to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.

Behavioral Safety Research Reports
A search engine covering a variety of behavioral highway safety topics.
Click It or Ticket logo Click It or Ticket
National seat belt enforcement campaign which helped create the highest seat belt usage rate of 83 percent. logo
The official U.S. government website for distracted driving.
Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) logo Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS)
Integrates location-based crime and traffic data to establish effective and efficient methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources.
National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) logo
Contains background and updates on federal EMS initiatives and programs.
National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA)
Responsible for providing a wide range of analytical and statistical support to NHTSA and the highway safety community.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over logo Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Provides information and resources to fight drunk and drugged driving.
Traffic Safety Marketing logo Traffic Safety Marketing
Marketing communications website with information on the latest communications news, materials and marketing techniques.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) logo Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
Coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation's research and education programs.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Administers data collection, analysis and reporting to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Focuses on the creation of an intelligent transportation system through intelligent vehicles and infrastructure.
Transportation Safety Institute logo

Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)
Provides transportation safety training, products and services for both public and private sectors.

TSI Course Catalog

Transportation Research Board (TRB) logo Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Promotes innovation and progress in transportation through research.

Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) logo Transport Research International Documentation (TRID)
Combines the records from TRB's TRIS database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre’s ITRD Database
Transportation Safety Planning Working Group logo Transportation Safety Planning Working Group
Identifies strategies for the integration of safety into the long range transportation planning process.
Independent Agencies
National Transportation Safety Board logo National Transportation Safety Board
Investigates transportation accident in the United States and issues recommendations to prevent future accidents.
Federal Communications Commission logo Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Distracted Driving Information Clearinghouse
Provides information about groups conducting consumer education and working on technological approaches to reduce distracted driving.
Federal Communications Commission logo Federal Trade Commission (FTC) We Don't Serve Teens
Information about underage drinking, the benefits of the legal drinking age of 21 and links to state drinking age laws.
Consumer Product Safety Commission logo Consumer Product Safety Commission
Charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products.
The White House
The White House logo The White House
OMB logo Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Assists the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and supervises its administration in Executive Branch agencies.
OMB Circulars
Instructions or information issued by OMB to federal agencies.
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) logo Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Establishes policies, priorities and objectives for the nation's drug control program.


Federal Audit Clearinghouse logo Federal Audit Clearinghouse
Supports OMB oversight and assessment of federal award audit requirements.
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Subaward Reporting System (FSRS) logo Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Subaward Reporting System (FSRS)
A reporting tool federal grants recipients, including states, use to report subaward data to meet the FFATA reporting requirements.
FedWorld logo
The online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the federal government.
GovCon logo GovCon
A resource for professionals in the government contracting industry. logo
The one-stop spot for applying for federal grants. logo
The site for all proposed federal regulations.
U.S. Federal Contractor Registration website logo U.S. Federal Contractor Registration
States must register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system receive federal government contracts.