Tips & Resources
As you might expect, when a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it’s the cyclist who is most likely to be injured. In this section, you’ll learn bicycle safety tips and rules of the road, from properly fitting your helmet to driving defensively and predictably. Find out what you can do to prevent bicycle injuries and deaths, and remember: A large percentage of crashes can be avoided if motorists and cyclists follow the rules of the road and watch out for each other.
Child Passenger Safety
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death of children over the age of six months in the United States. The proper use of child car seats is one of the simplest and most effective methods available for protecting the lives of our young children in the event of a motor vehicle crash.
Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 3,477 lives in 2015 alone. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) leads the national effort to save lives by preventing this dangerous behavior. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America's roads safe.
New Jersey experiences a disproportionate number of pedestrian injury crashes and fatalities compared to the nation as a whole. To combat the problem, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety assists local and county agencies in the development of comprehensive pedestrian safety programs involving education, enforcement, and engineering.
Seat Belt Safety
One of the safest choices drivers or passengers can make is to buckle up. In 2015, seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,941 lives. Many Americans understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt - the national use rate is at 90.1% - but nearly 27.5 million still don't buckle up. Find out about the potentially fatal consequences of not wearing a seat belt and what you can do to make sure you and your family are properly buckled up every time.
School Bus Safety
The school bus is the safest vehicle on the road-your child is much safer taking a bus to and from school than traveling by car. Although four to six school-age children die each year on school transportation vehicles, that's less than one % of all traffic fatalities nationwide. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believes school buses should be as safe as possible. That's why our safety standards for school buses are above and beyond those for regular buses.