Links to Sources
The Art of Appropriate Evaluation

Links to Sources

Transportation Institutes. Many universities have institutes which specialize in transportation, including traffic safety. A list of many transportation institutes is on the web at http://utop.pti.psu.edu. When talking to thm, be sure to find a person who has evaluated safety programs. If you do not have access to the Internet, the University Transportation Centers Program Clearinghouse at (814)863–3614 can give you the information you need.

Governors’ Highway Safety Representatives. Each state has an office that reports to the governor on highway safety issues. They may be able to help you find an evaluator close to you. They are listed on the Internet at: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov:80/people/outreach/safesobr/13qp/resource/resgov.html. (It may be easier for you to connect with http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov and then use NHTSA’s search engine to look for “governor.” Also try this if the longer link has disappeared.)

NHTSA’s Regional Offices. NHTSA has ten regional offices that may know evaluators in your area. They are listed on the web at: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov:80/people/outreach/safesobr/13qp/resource/resregions.html. (or connect with http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov and search for “region.”)

If you do not have access to the Internet, call the NHTSA Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393 or 1-800-327-4236. When the recording starts, press 0 to speak with an operator. Ask for the telephone numbers of your NHTSA Regional Office and your governor’s highway safety representative. Call early in the morning (east coast time) for the fastest service.

Other Researchers. The Office of Research and Traffic Records at NHTSA keeps a list of researchers who have evaluated safety programs for them. Call them at 1-202-366-4892 to see if one of them is near you.

PLEASE NOTE: Any names received through any of these sources do not constitute an endorsement of that person or company by NHTSA. The United States Government does not endorse products (including research reports) or manufacturers (including statisticians and researchers).