Here are a list of recommended online industry resources. These sites are not affiliated with John Painter or TARAS, Inc., and are meant to serve as information only.

Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction

ACTAR was founded by and exists for the benefit of the traffic accident investigation and reconstruction community, as represented by the membership of the participating professional organizations.

National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent federal agency charged by Congress to investigate transportation accidents, issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents and determine the probable cause of these accidents.

USDOT/NHTSA National Center for Statistics

NCSA is responsible for providing a wide range of analytical and statistical support to NHTSA and the traffic safety community, through data collection, analysis, and crash investigation activities.

Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration provides high-quality information to serve Government, industry, and the public in a manner that promotes public understanding.

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety

NUCPS has built on the Traffic Institute’s tradition of excellence by expanding the scope of education to include a comprehensive offering of crash investigation, police operations and management, and transportation engineering courses.

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration – Recalls

This recall information provided includes vehicle and equipment campaigns from 1966 to present. The campaigns include motor vehicle products which contained a safety-related defect or did not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Society of Automotive Engineers

SAE is your one-stop resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law) published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government of the United States. The CFR is published by the Office of the Federal Register, an agency of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Engineering Dynamics Corporation Computer Simulation with HVE-3D

EDC develops and markets simulation software and related services with over 1800 customers in 28 countries around the world. Customers include motor vehicle manufacturers, government agencies, universities and private engineering consulting firms.

School Bus Fleet Magazine

School Bus Fleet magazine is a trade publication serving more than 24,000 school transportation professionals in the United States and Canada.

School Bus Transportation News

School Transportation News is a monthly news and feature magazine serving the field of pupil transportation.