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Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Equity Statement 

The OTS embraces its role in transportation safety to advance equity and to prioritize its traffic safety efforts toward any person or community that has been marginalized and burdened by poverty and inequality.  Click here to read full equity statement.


Everyone traveling on California roadways will go safely

The California Office of Traffic Safety’s mission is to effectively administer traffic safety grants that deliver innovative programs and eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries on California roadways.


Core Values


We value differing opinions and act with integrity and responsiveness in all of our interactions.


We take pride in our service and how we treat our partners and stakeholders.


We welcome and actively seek new ideas to improve traffic safety and our services.


We are enthusiastic about our mission to save lives and keep travelers safe on California’s roads.

Executive Profiles

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Gavin Newsom

Office of the Governor

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Toks Omishakin

CalSTA Secretary

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Barbara L. Rooney

OTS Director

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Grant eligibility and program areas

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OTS & Traffic Safety

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Office of Traffic Safety and other traffic safety organizations.

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Media & Research

Materials to help researchers, the media, and interested individuals with information on traffic safety data, public awareness campaigns, and OTS resources.

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DDVIP - Designated Driver

The designated driver very important person (“DDVIP”) program rewards those who provide others out drinking a safe way home. People who register to be a designated driver pledge to not drink alcohol, drive their friends and family home safely. In return for their pledge, they will have a chance to receive free non-alcohol drink vouchers from our partners at Sacramento Republic FC and Oakland Arena.


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