FEDERAL ORGANIZATIONS, FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION AND INDUSTRY RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
Updated October 1, 1998
| Federal Organizations | Federal Transportation Organizations | Industry Related Organizations |
These federal organizations are related to sleep in different ways. There is a short description on how they are related to sleep, unless the title of the organization is self-explanatory.
These organizations are responsible for safety in each mode of transportation. It is important for them to be aware of fatigue, sleep deprivation and sleep disorders and how it affects safety. Every federal and municipal transportation organization should have information and training on fatigue, sleep deprivation and sleep disorders to make travel safer.
- AAA Foundation Home Page -- The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety promotes research and education designed to prevent traffic crashes. (We call them "crashes," not "accidents," because we believe that it's possible to stop them from happening.)
Our brochures and videos teach traffic safety -- how to be a safe driver, pedestrian, or cyclist -- and educate people about traffic topics such as proper use of antilock brakes and the hazards of drowsy driving. Take the "Sleeping and Driving Don't Mix Sleep Quiz."
- 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 encourage the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries. By joining its resources with others, Advocates helps build coalitions to increase participation of a wide array of groups in public policy initiatives which advance highway and auto safety.
Get the Fact Sheet: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT: MAKING SMART DECISIONS - 9 SAFETY TIPS TO HELP PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. A Public Service Campaign for Safe and Alert Driving.
- American Association of Motor Vehicles Administrators -- Their association represents the interests of U.S. and Canadian motor vehicle agency administrators and law enforcement officials in the pursuit of safer North American roadways and quality driver and vehicle administration.
- American Highway User's Alliance (AHUA)
- American Trucking Association -- The American Trucking Associations' Information Center is the most comprehensive collection of trucking industry information in the world. Serving the industry for over forty years, they continue to grow and change in order to reflect the wide-range of interests and needs of its members. Read Awake At The Wheel - Tips for Tired Drivers. There is also an article about driver fatigue entitled "Trucking Industry Curbing Driver Fatigue Through Multi-Tiered Program."
- Building Bridges Between Traffic Safety and Public Health
- California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) (Has helpful facts on driver fatigue)
- Center for Truck Safety/Truck Resources Education
- California Association of Safety Educators
- California Office of Traffic Safety
- Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highway (CRASH)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- National Association of Governor's Highway Safety Representatives
- National Safety Council Get the fact sheet on Driver Fatigue.
- National Traffic Safety Institute
- Parent's Against Tired Truckers (PATT)--(A grassroots, charitable organization dedicated to heightening public awareness concerning Commercial Motor Carrier and Highway Safety issues. They work with legislatures for fair and effective regulations and enforceable laws, and provide support and assistance to victims and families of Motor Carrier crashes.)
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