A comprehensive report has been released in the United States that sets out strategies for ending roadway deaths by 2050.
More than 650 organizations have collaborated on “A Road to Zero: A vision for achieving zero roadway deaths by 2050”. It is the first time in U.S. history that so many organizations have collaborated on a comprehensive plan to address motor vehicle fatalities.
The report, published by the Road to Zero Coalition, which is managed by the National Safety Council (NSC), identifies three main initiatives to reduce roadway fatalities:
- Double down on what works through proven, evidence-based strategies
- Advance life-saving technology in vehicles and infrastructure
- Prioritize safety by adopting a safe systems approach and creating a positive safety culture
“We demand 100 percent safe operations in aviation, marine, pipeline, rail and transit, we should cultivate a corresponding societal demand for safe roads,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, President and CEO of the NSC. “With these three guidelines, everyone can do something to reduce fatalities on the roadway. Getting to zero fatalities is not impossible – it just hasn’t been done yet.”