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Here are some links that can help with your next road trip - whether it's 50 miles or 5,000 miles.
- Car Safety
- General Car Travel Tips
- Roadside Assistance
- Travelers' Health

Car Safety

Partner Sites

  • ServiceBeacon
    Ensure your travel safety using this free web based service. Service notifications, electronic records plus booking your service appointments online make this site a must to ensure your safe travel in a well serviced car!

Government and State Resources

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Click on ‘Quick Links’ and select your topic of interest. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.S. Department of Transportation, sets and enforces safety performance standards for motor vehicles and investigates safety defects. NHTSA also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety.

  • National Transportation Safety Board
    Safety guides on child passenger safety and other topics. The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent U.S. Federal agency that investigates every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation, conducts special investigations and safety studies, and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Car Care Council
    Keep your car well-maintained with these tips from the Car Care Council. The Car Care Council is a part of The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), which is a nonprofit trade association whose 4,400+ member companies conduct business worldwide in the motor vehicle aftermarket industry.

  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
    Find out about the safety test results for your vehicles or vehicles you are thinking of buying. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. For over 30 years the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes in the first place and reduce injuries in the crashes that still occur.

  • National Safety Council
    Scroll down to ‘On the Road’ to find great information about safe driving as well as auto accident fact sheets. The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.

General Car Travel Tips

Government and State Resources

  • National and State Recreation Sites and Opportunities
    A list of links to National and State Parks and Forests, scenic byways, historic places, zoos, trails, maps and other government sites.
  • National Travel and Road Closure Information
    Simply choose a state and you'll get a directory of helpful real-time traffic sites and road travel tips.
  • National Weather Service
    Current weather conditions, weather warnings and forecasts. The National Weather Service is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service that touch the lives of all Americans.
  • State Motor Vehicle Offices
    Need to renew your driver's license or registration? Visit the site and choose your state - you'll be directed to your state's DMV web site.

Nonprofit Resources

  • Toll Calculator Directory
    Click on your destination's state and you'll be redirected to a toll calculator for that state. Enter the distance of travel and it will calculate the amount you'll need to pay.
  • Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
    The Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory is a guide to official tourist information sources: government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar organizations that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public. Businesses such as travel agents, tour operators, and hotels are not included.

Roadside Assistance

Government and State Resources

  • American Automobile Association (AAA)
    A not-for-profit organization with more than 49 million members, AAA is known primarily for providing emergency road service, maps and travel publications. AAA also has a broad range of travel services, member-benefit programs and public service activities.

Travelers' Health

Government and State Resources

  • Travelers' Health Kit: CDC
    A complete list of basic items you will need to assemble your own travelers' health kit. The specific contents of the health kit are based on destination, duration of travel, type of travel, and the traveler's pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Your Family Health and Medical Record
    Knowing the details of your family’s health information can come in handy in the event of an emergency. Click on the link on the top right: “Download printable booklet: Family Health and Medical Record (PDF)”. Print out this 18-page pdf form and fill it in with all the necessary information. Remember to make several copies: keep one at work, at school, and a few at home. Print out extra copies of pages 7-12 if you have more than one child. Be sure to update the information regularly. The Texas Cooperative Extension is an educational organization provided by the U.S. government, the state government through Texas A&M University, and your county government.

Updated: 11/2007


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