The Northwest Regional Highway Safety Network is part of the health education division at the Erie County Department of Health. This project is funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education that covers a region of six counties: Erie, Crawford, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren.
Highway Safety partners with police departments and other agencies to provide lending materials, trainings and education to various community groups with the goal of reducing the number of highway-related deaths and injuries that occur on northwestern Pennsylvania roadways.
Highway Safety sponsors a variety of programs in the region to educate residents about the importance of safe driving, including:
- 16 Minutes — information for high school students about impaired driving, youth inexperience, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and seat belt usage.
- Survival 101 — information for high school students about unsafe driving practices, crash dynamics, consequences and safety measures.
- Teen Driving Competition — competition for high school students with good driving records.
- The Back is Where It’s At — information about booster seats, proper use of seatbelts, back seat usage for children, air bag deployment.
Highway Safety also supports enforcement efforts, including Smooth Operator, Click It or Ticket and DUI enforcement programs.
- Buckle Up PA
- Erie County Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Pennsylvania DUI Association
- Pennsylvania State Police
- Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention Project
- Students Against Destructive Decisions
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- Click It or Ticket
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
- Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles
- Safe Kids Worldwide
Contact Highway Safety
- To request a speaker or for more information, contact Northwest Regional Highway Safety Network at 814-451-6717 or toll-free 1-800-NO-CRASH, or send email to ECDHinfo@eriecountypa.gov.
- For information on road conditions in Erie County and across Pennsylvania, call 814-452-2000 ext. 7669, or toll-free 1-888-783-6783.
- For road construction information, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Road and Bridge Project Construction Map.