The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are joining forces with the National Safety Council
Source: Go By Truck by Staff
to launch the Road to Zero coalition
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are joining forces with the National Safety Council to launch the Road to Zero coalition with the goal of ending fatalities on the nation’s roads within the next 30 years. The United States Department of Transportation has committed $1 million a year for the next three years to provide grants to organizations working on lifesaving programs.
“Our vision is simple: zero fatalities on our roads,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We know that setting the bar for safety to the highest possible standard requires commitment from everyone to think differently about safety, from drivers to industry, safety organizations and government at all levels.”
The year 2015 marked the largest increase in traffic deaths since 1966, and preliminary estimates for the first half of 2016 show an alarming uptick in fatalities, an increase of about 10.4 percent as compared to the number of fatalities in the first half of 2015. …(read more)