AGSC News September/October 2022

AGSC’s Work With Other Auto Safety Organizations

In furthering its mission to promote awareness of the AGRSS Standard and the repair standard to the insurance industry and the driving public, the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) works with and touches several leading auto safety organizations across the country. This article will offer an overview of these organizations with their websites for those seeking further information.

Governor’s Highway Safety Association

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (ghsa.org) bills itself as the “State’s Voice on Highway Safety.” GHSA is a non-profit group representing the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement federal grant programs to address behavioral highway safety issues. It seeks to provide leadership and advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices. GHSA aims to lead states and territories to move
toward zero deaths on the nation’s roadways through leadership, partnerships, and advocacy.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (nhtsa.gov) is the federal government agency responsible for keeping people safe on America’s roadways. Its mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement. NHTSA enforces performance standards and develops partnerships with state and local government. It is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (iihs.org) is an independent, non-profit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage from motor vehicle crashes through research, evaluation, and education of consumers, policymakers, and safety professionals. The IIHS-Highway Loss Data Institute is a research organization that publishes loss statistics on most car, SUV, pickup truck, and motorcycle models.

Center for Auto Safety

The Center for Auto Safety (autosafety.org) is an independent, member-driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy for all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. It was founded as a stand-alone entity in 1970 by Consumers Union and Ralph Nader as a consumer safety group to protect drivers and stood out as an independent watchdog group to the automakers and the government, which was perceived as not adequately regulating vehicle safety.

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (saferoads.org) was founded in 1989 by executives from several property and casualty insurance companies and consumer and safety leaders who shared common goals. It is an alliance of consumer, medical, public health, law enforcement, safety groups, insurance companies, and agents working together to improve road safety. Its mission is to adopt federal and state law, policies and programs that prevent motor vehicle crashes, save lives, reduce injuries and contain costs.

Safe Roads Alliance

The Safe Road Alliance (saferoadsalliance.org) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting safer driving. Formed in 2006, it provides services to all drivers on different aspects of driving safety, including distracted driving, teen drivers and their parents, speeding, and sharing the roads with pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists.

Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety

Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (roadsafetyNGOs.org) is a collection of nongovernmental organizations that implement programs and lobby for road safety initiatives around the world. The alliance was established in 2011 by NGO members of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration.

National Road Safety Foundation

The National Road Safety Foundation (nrsf.org) is a non-profit organization that works to reduce crashes, deaths, and injuries on highways by promoting safe driving behavior through public awareness. It produces documentaries, education programs and public service campaigns.

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