The Best Highway Safety Practices Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing best highway safety practices. The Institute was founded in 2004, in Portland, Oregon by professionals who specialize in highway safety issues. Best Practice is defined by those practices that have been verified by field research and are peer reviewed before adoption. The Institute focuses on education, research, best practices and their application, and assuring public policy is founded in best practice.
The Institute uses a multidisciplinary approach to highway safety involving professionals from academia, engineering, law enforcement, public law and policy, human factors and research science.
The Institute plans to perform its own research and monitor the research of other groups, institutes and agencies and present to the professional and public policy communities the findings of such research. To the extent practicable, because highway safety research is shared internationally, the Institute intends to create an informational database and resource directory accessible through the Internet for use by all - academia, engineers, law enforcement, law practitioners and policy makers, researchers and the public. The Institute also plans to assist both individuals and groups to assure, to the extent practical, that best practices are the sum and substance of public policy.
The Institute intends to provide professional training for persons working in highway safety and to provide ongoing professional development through an advisory board, policy forums, recommended best practice directory and conferences.
Because of the ever-growing interest in highway safety by the public, the Institute plans to provide professionals, policymakers and the public with empirical data, findings, recommended practice and resources for guidance and to assist in advancing best practices.
The Best Highway Safety Practices Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing best highway safety practices. The Institute was founded in 2004, in Portland, Oregon by professionals who specialize in highway safety…