Service Groups

Private advocacy groups and charitable institutions have been established to promote special interests in traffic safety in Alabama and across the U.S.

AAA Traffic Safety Foundation (AAATSF)

Founded in 1947, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a not-for-profit, publicly supported charitable research and education organization dedicated to saving lives by preventing traffic crashes and reducing injuries when crashes occur. The organization accomplishes this by educating the public about strategies to prevent crashes and reduce injuries when they do occur. Widely respected, the Foundation is routinely cited for its landmark studies. Learn more about its focus areas below.

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American Association of State highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments, with the primary goal to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.

AASHTO provides smart solutions and promising practices, critical information, training and data, direct technical assistance to states, and unchallenged expertise.

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Alabama Trucking Association (ATA)

The Alabama Trucking Association provides a unified voice for trucking by promoting fair and reasonable regulation of the industry. The primary goal of the ATA is to inform its members and the public about the most recent changes and events affecting trucking.

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Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)

The Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) serves as the leading advocate for improving the quality and use of transportation safety information. The primary goal of the ATSIP is to further the development and sharing of traffic records system procedures, tools, and to promote professionalism in the field of traffic records.

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Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (RESPONSIBILITY.ORG) leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol. Supported by nine of America’s distillers who lead with a strong commitment to responsibility,’s distinguished National Advisory Board and our partners at the national and local level help us reach a broad audience, guiding a lifetime of conversations about alcohol responsibility across all 50 U.S. states and in our nation’s capital.

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Geo Huntsville

GEOHuntsville is a collaborative effort among businesses, academia and government entities to support workforce growth and economic development in our region. We strive to bring awareness to the professional expertise that exists in our region and identify job opportunities to continue to build the economic base and establish Huntsville as a major corridor for geospatial excellence.

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Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

GHSA is a nonprofit representing the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement federal grant programs to address behavioral highway safety issues. The mission of the GHSA is to provide leadership and advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management, and promote best practices.

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IILHS) & Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI)

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. In addition to the IIHS, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data

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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. MADD’s mission is to stop drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

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National Safety Council

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education, and poverty. In association with businesses, government agencies, elected officials, the NSF is committed to providing knowledge and resources to the public. Focus areas include distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, and beyond the workplace safety.

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Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. The primary goal of Operation Lifesafer is to be the recognized leader in providing the public with rail safety education and ending death and injuries due to trespassing and collisions on the tracks.

Operation Lifesaver provides free rail safety education programs, while promoting the three E's - education, enforcement, and engineering.

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Rural Road Safety (Safety Center)

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) is focused on enhancing safety on rural roadways by supporting local, state, and tribal road owners and their stakeholders.

The Safety Center provides coordinated, multidisciplinary, scalable, and accessible safety resources in order to empower rural road users to accelerate road safety improvements and save lives.

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Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is an organization who supports a national network by equipping SADD chapters with scientific-based, peer-to-peer educational trainings, programs & events, awareness campaigns, and leadership development opportunities. SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them in their daily lives.

Focus areas include underage drinking, risky/impaired driving, and teen violence and suicide.

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Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is an initiative that works to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to walk and bicycle to and from schools. The goal is to get more children walking and bicycling to school, improve kids' safety, and increase health and physical activity

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SALTEENS is a Safe Driving Initiative sponsored by the Alabama Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE). Visit their site for educational materials.

  • Reduce injuries/fatalities caused by distracted teen drivers
  • Educate teens, parents, and teachers about driving hazards
  • Develop and promote safe driving educational materials for distribution in Alabama communities
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Struck-By Alliance

The Alabama Struck-By-Alliance organization strives to make construction employers, employees, and motorists, aware of the hazards involved in roadway work zones in Alabama. The goal of Alabama Struck-By-Alliance is to provide awareness, education, and training.

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Yellow Dot

The Yellow Dot program is designed to assist Alabama citizens and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives during the critical “golden hour" by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves.

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