When we use our nation’s roadways, we expect to reach our destination safely. Yet, nearly 40,000 preventable deaths occur on our roads each year, meaning we lose more than 100 people each day.

At NSC, we’re determined to reduce crashes, prevent injuries and save lives. We focus on doubling down on evidence- based approaches that work, accelerating promising technology for vehicles, infrastructure and enforcement, and implementing a safe systems approach – proven to make our roads safer for all.


Trained 880,000 drivers through NSC defensive driving courses (DDC), including state programs in CT, FL, IL, IN, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OR and VA, pivoting to online classes whenever possible and limiting in-person classes during the pandemic

Created a custom DDC 8-hour classroom course for Latin America as well as a Spanish version of our Instructor Development course

Converted lift truck operator train-the-trainer course to a virtual model and transitioned all DDC online customers to a new HTML5 standard for DDC online programs

Launched an updated National Digital Car Seat Check Form (NDCF) system as well as toll-free support line for the National Child Passenger Safety Board Program, getting Congressional Record recognition for the NDCF thanks to the efforts of Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV)

Distributed over 250 DDC Instructor Excellence, Training Center Excellence, and the James A. Solomon Instructor of the Year Awards to training centers and chapters

Recognized 12 Texas employers with the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program awards

Increased Congressional support for Road to Zero and launched an Equity in Transportation Safety roundtable series, with support from Uber

Supported Travelers’ DDAM efforts, including the Unfinished Stories series – honoring the legacy of three-year-old Zaadii Tso killed by a distracted driver

Recognized Illinois Tollway with the 2020 Teen Safety Award for their safe driving curriculum and partnerships

Recognized Rod McCutcheon with the Robert F. Borkenstein Award for his two decades of work in forensic toxicology at the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory

Received recognition for Distracted Driving Awareness Month in the Congressional Record in collaboration with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)

Successfully advocated for inclusion of NSC priorities in the FY21 federal spending legislation adopted by Congress, including OSHA and NIOSH funding and roadway and impairment policy changes

Celebrated the 10th annual Distracted Driving Awareness Month, sponsored by TRUCE Software and The Zebra, generating 3,185 Just Drive pledges and a 28% increase in public resource downloads

Received a grant from GM for the teen driving safety DriveitHOME program

Received DMV approval for DDC curriculum in New York, Oregon, and Virginia, and extended a contract in Massachusetts

Partnered with the Carma Project and CellARide to address unrepaired vehicle recalls with Check to Protect, and secured renewed commitments from FCA, Ford, GM, Toyota and Volvo to support the vehicle recall coalition

Expanded car seat safety efforts with support from AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah