The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR)’s mission is to Connect and Empower survivor advocates of traffic-related tragedies with the tools and resources needed to take actions supporting an end to road violence.
We bring together policymakers, community leaders and concerned citizens in support of these life-saving technologies, advocating for their use in cities and communities across the country. We act as a clearinghouse for information about the positive impact red-light, speed and school bus stop arm safety cameras have on driving, help set best practice standards for the safety camera industry, coordinate support for them across the nation and advocate for the interests of 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, speed and school bus stop arm 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 safety cameras. These stories demonstrate the impact of unsafe driving, attaching real faces of real victims to the research results.
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 Verra Mobility.