Useful Links

Auto-Safety Advocate Websites
    CAS, Center for Auto Safety
    Public Citizen
    The Safety Forum
    ASRI, Automotive Safety Research Institute

Government Websites

    NHTSA, National Hightway Traffic Safety Administration: NHTSA is charged with writing and enforcing safety standards and test protocols for motor vehicles. NHTSA assists in the development and regulation of the anthropomorphic dummies used in safety testing. NHTSA also licenses vehicle manufacturers and importers, regulates the import of vehicles and safety-regulated vehicle parts, and administers the VIN and vehicle and parts recall system.
    FAA, Federal Aviation Administration
    WPAFB, Wright-Patterson AFB SaferCar is NHTSA's source of government vehicle Star Ratings and safety information.

Industry Websites

    ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    SAE, Society of Automotive Engineers

    Friedman Research Corporation: FRC conducts leading-edge research to protect people under impact and blast conditions with the vision of supporting manufacturers and suppliers in the development of new products and design approaches.

  • Non-Profit Organizations

      TRB, Transportation Research Board (TRB) ANB45(1) Subcommittee on Rollover Crashworthiness of the Occupant Protection Committee: The Occupant Protection Committee monitors, synthesizes, encourages, and disseminates research activities related to the science of occupant protection, in all modes of transportation and around the world. Occupant protection priorities include restraint system performance and efficiency to optimize protection, including biomechanical issues; economic impact to society; and behavioral measures to increase restraint use such as enforcement and education.
      IIHS, Insurance Institute of Highway Safety: IIHS is a U.S. non-profit organization funded by auto insurers. Its mission to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes, injuries and amount of property damage in the crashes that still occur. IIHS performs research to produce ratings for vehicles as well as for consumer restraint systems products such as child car booster seats.
      SAFE Association: The mission of SAFE is the preservation of human life. It's primary objective is to stimulate research and development in the fields of safety and survival, to establish and maintain a meaningful relationship with the government, industry and the scientific communities and disseminate that information.
      SRI, Safety Research Institute: SRI was established in 2001. SRI provides public benefit work associated with transporation-related projects. SRI serves the people of California and the United States through projects that demonstrate, for example, improved fuel economy and emission improvements and/or safety performance.