Traffic Safety Laws

Texas Occupant Restraint Laws

Texas Driving While Intoxicated Laws

Useful Links

The Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA):

TMPA is a full-service law enforcement organization open to all Texas peace officers, reserve officers, and public safety employees. TMPA has a political action committee, provides local representation, legal assistance, TCLEOSE approved training, and a comprehensive package of membership services and benefits.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

The mission of Occupant Protection Division is to provide national leadership in planning and developing traffic injury control programs in the areas of safety belt and child safety seat use, and automatic occupant protection systems.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

The mission of the Texas Department of Transportation is to provide safe, effective and efficient movement of people and goods. The Traffic Safety Section oversees and implements the Texas Traffic Safety Program. This statewide effort is designed to reduce traffic accidents and increase the safety of the state’s roadway system.

Texas Department of Health (SafeRiders):

The Safe Riders Traffic Safety Program is sponsored by the Texas Department of Health in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation. Safe Riders’ web pages contain helpful information about child passenger safety,
bicycle helmet safety and locations of Texas SAFE KIDS coalitions.

Sam Houston State University (DRE Training)

The Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program is a transportation safety program focusing on the detection and apprehension of drug-impaired drivers. The program is managed and coordinated by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety:

The AAA Foundation’s mission is to research why motor vehicle crashes happen and educate the public about how to avoid problems on the road. We offer useful information to everyone who uses the road–pedestrians, cyclists, children, drivers young and old, school bus passengers, school safety patrols, and more.

National Child Passenger Safety Board:

The National Child Passenger Safety Board is an authoritative body that has been established to monitor and provide program direction and technical guidance to states, communities, and organizations as a means to maintain a credible, standardized child passenger training and certification program.

Driving on the Right Side of the Road (DRSR):

Driving on the Right Side of the Road is a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) grant program dedicated to helping school aged children learn lifesaving traffic safety lessons. To achieve this, DRSR has created a K-12 curriculum for teachers, a series of colorful and entertaining children’s books, and many other resources for use by teachers, community leaders and court personnel.

Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC):

The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center mission is to provide high quality judicial education, technical assistance, and the necessary resource material to assist municipal judges, court support personnel, and prosecutors in obtaining and maintaining professional competence.



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