LIVING IN A SAFE COMMUNITY DOESN'T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to promoting traffic safety on our nation's streets and highways. Traffic crash injuries are one of the most overlooked public health problems facing our nation today. Through the Safe Communities approach, NHTSA hopes to become your partner in preventing traffic deaths and injuries and raising your community's awareness of the steps that can be taken to reduce these traumatic injuries. This brochure discusses what you should know about Safe Communities, then provides a checklist for becoming a Safe Community. The checklist includes the following: Create a community profile; Form a community coalition; Foster community ownership; Link local injury data; Identify and plan strategies; Start a program; and Evaluate impact and cost benefit. Two lists are provided showing, respectively, how living in a Safe Community benefits us all and what you can do to start a Safe Community.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1996
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefits; Brochures; Communities; Injuries; Prevention; Public health; Public participation; Safety; Safety programs; Traffic safety
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Society;
- Accession Number: 00723773
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-808 364
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 5 1996 12:00AM