The Traffic Safety Board concentrates on the dissemination of information in an effort to increase support for the use of safety restraints by vehicle occupants. Its mission is to promote and support the state's highway safety program to provide for the safe transportation of people and goods on New York's roadways.

The Rockland County Traffic Safety Board’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic-related health care and other economic costs. The Traffic Safety Board develops, promotes, and implements effective educational, engineering, and enforcement programs directed toward ending preventable tragedies and reducing safety-related economic costs associated with vehicle use and highway travel. The prevalence and tragedy of motor vehicle injuries provide NHTSA with the challenge and opportunity to improve and increase crash and injury prevention measures. In the United States, injury is the leading cause of traumatic death for all ages from 1 to 44, and motor vehicle injury is the number one cause of death from injury (accounting for almost one-third of the deaths each year). Motor vehicle injury is the leading cause of death for persons ages 6 through 27 and the leading cause of occupational injury deaths, as well as the leading health care cost. Typically, persons injured in motor vehicle crashes suffer multiple injuries and often must endure long hospitalizations. Ten percent of crash victims with head injuries, for example, will be in a hospital or rehabilitation center for up to one year.