About Us

Mission

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) helps save lives and protect communities by demonstrating how red light safety cameras can improve driver behavior.

We bring together policymakers, community leaders and concerned citizens in support of red light safety cameras, advocating for their use in cities and communities across the country. We act as a clearinghouse for information about the impact of cameras on safe driving, help set best practice standards for the red light safety camera industry, coordinate support for cameras across the nation and advocate for the interests of red light safety cameras before legislative and administrative bodies at the national, state and local levels.

NCSR works with experts — traffic experts, engineers, law enforcement officials and others — to research and analyze red light safety cameras so that it can establish “best practices” for their use. It also engages in awareness and education promotions that help inform the public of the benefits of red light safety cameras. These stories demonstrate the impact of unsafe driving, attaching real faces of real victims to the research results.

Leadership

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David Kelly, Executive Director

David Kelly is our principal spokesman and representative before state and national policymaking bodies. He is the former acting administrator of NHTSA. President Bush nominated him to the position after Kelly served as the agency's Chief of Staff. He also served as director of the U.S. National Safety Council’s Airbag & Seat Belt Campaign.

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Melissa Wandall, President

Melissa Wandall is a nationally recognized traffic safety advocate who was instrumental in passing Florida’s Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, named in memory of her husband who was killed in a red-light running collision. The act has allowed Florida communities to utilize the beneficial technology of red-light safety cameras. Melissa has been a dynamic advocate and spokesperson for NCSR from the start, taking on the role of President in 2013. She actively travels the U.S. participating in speaking engagements and spreading her safety message.

National Coalition for Safer Roads is a Texas nonprofit organization that has qualified to operate in Missouri and District of Columbia. NCSR is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501(c)(6) organization.

NCSR was established to advance the cause of road and traffic safety and to support the road safety technology industry. It is a national coalition whose members and supporters include those who represent the traffic safety industry, safety organizations, and individuals who are active in advocating for safer roads through the use of technology. NCSR is supported by American Traffic Solutions.