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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA's mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic-related health care and other economic costs. NHTSA offers information and materials on pupil transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, motorcycle, motor vehicle, impaired driving, and occupant protection issues. Parents, teachers, and students will want to visit NHTSA's website, especially "Safety City," a bright, colorful, interactive page designed to entertain and teach children about highway safety. Be sure to enter the bike tour, garage, research laboratory, art gallery, and theater to learn how fun traffic safety can be. "The Teachers Lounge," a special area for teachers, provides lesson plans and coloring books for your classroom. 

400 7th Street. SW
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 202-366-0123

National School Transportation Association (NSTA)

This national organization serves as the trade organization for school bus contractors, companies that own and operate school buses and contract with school districts to provide pupil transportation service. This resource provides safety information on the ABC's of School Busing, loading zone statistics, a school bus safety guide, and extensive information about National School Bus Safety Week. Learn what School Bus Safety Week is, its history, how you can participate, and how students can enter this year's poster contest and win prizes.

625 Slater Lane, Suite 205
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703–684–3200

The National Safe Kids Campaign

State and local SAFE KIDS Coalitions are active in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. SAFE KIDS provides information and materials educating adults and children to prevent the number one killer of children –unintentional injury. The coalitions empower families and communities to protect children 14 and under. By visiting the website, you can find information on state and local coalitions, fact sheets on a variety child injury issues, the SAFE KIDS BUCKLE–UP! Program, car seat check up events, and a resource catalog to order material.

1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004–1707
Phone: 202–662–0600
Best Practices Guide: Reducing the Illegal Passing of School Buses