About

The Traffic Resource Center is a cooperative effort between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to establish a resource for judges, court administrators, court clerks, and other court staff on issues related to traffic and impaired driving adjudication. It is an integrated clearinghouse of information as well as a training and technical assistance resource to improve court decision-making and processing of traffic cases involving impaired driving, drugged driving, and distracted driving.

The purpose of the Traffic Resource Center website is to provide a useful, ready reference for judges new to the bench or recently assigned to traffic cases who may need quick access to accurate and timely information until they can receive more formal, structured education. Experienced judges and court staff will also find the web site a useful resource for reference materials on specialized traffic issues, evidence-based practices, frequently asked questions, and basic legal references and statutory requirements.

This resource center is also a repository of training materials, including issue briefs, supporting documents, and other media designed specifically for the web site, that also serve as re-usable training resources for the court community.

A key service of the Traffic Resource Center is to respond in a timely manner to requests for information and assistance from the court community, the media, the public, and in particular, NHTSA's Judicial Outreach Liaisons and Judicial Fellows. Please contact us at: ghurley@ncsc.org or dsmith@ncsc.org.