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Background

Affiliated with the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving highway safety. ITSMR was originally established in 1978 to provide a link between the State University of New York and New York State government that would facilitate the application of academic expertise to the mitigation and solution of traffic safety problems.
 
New York State has been a national leader in developing legislative and programmatic countermeasures for major highway safety issues. Since its establishment, ITSMR has been responsible for conducting research supporting the development of many of these countermeasures and evaluations of their effectiveness in reducing motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. The wide range of highway safety issues addressed by ITSMR includes impaired driving, occupant restraint use, commercial vehicle safety, motorcycle safety, aggressive driving, teen and older drivers, pedestrian safety and distracted driving.

Affiliation with NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

Since its establishment, ITSMR’s primary sponsor has been the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), housed within the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and chaired by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. ITSMR facilitates the state’s highway safety performance-based planning process and assists in the preparation of the state’s annual Highway Safety Strategic Plan and Annual Report, required for the receipt of federal highway safety funds. ITSMR also prepares New York’s applications and fulfills the reporting requirements for additional federal incentive funds. Through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Motor Vehicles, ITSMR also responds to requests for crash, ticket and other traffic records data from DMV customers and local, state and national partners working in the field of transportation and highway safety.
 
Other ongoing responsibilities include:


conducting New York’s annual statewide seat belt observational survey
directing interagency task forces established to promote and coordinate efforts to address issues in impaired driving, drowsy driving, traffic records and other areas
conducting studies to evaluate legislative and programmatic initiatives and support highway safety policy decisions
providing training, information services, consultation on program planning and management, data and analytical support, and other forms of technical assistance to highway safety partners at the local, state and national levels

Other Sponsors

In addition to the wide range of activities conducted under contract to the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, ITSMR contracts with the NYS Department of Transportation to provide a variety of services in support of the state’s federally-funded Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP). Another frequent sponsor is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ITSMR has also completed projects for other federal, state, and local government agencies, universities and national associations.

 
"New York State has been a national leader in developing legislative and programmatic countermeasures for major highway safety issues. Since its establishment, ITSMR has been responsible for conducting research supporting the development of many of these countermeasures and evaluations of their effectiveness in reducing motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries"
 
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