A new report highlights the steps that state governors can take to help improve highway safety.
Published by the National Governors Association (NGA), the report, “State Strategies to Reduce Highway and Traffic Fatalities and Injuries: A Road Map for States” emphasizes the key role of governors in improving road safety. It suggests ways that they can improve coordination and strengthen existing efforts across state agencies.
“This project elevates the profile of traffic safety and provides concrete recommendations that have tremendous potential to improve safety outcomes,” said Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) that assisted in the development of the report. “Governors are uniquely positioned to provide leadership on highway safety and foster statewide collaboration among other various agencies, including state highway safety offices. GHSA is glad to support this new report and looks forward to continuing to work with NGA and the safety community to achieve zero traffic fatalities on our roadways.”
In 2016, 37,461 people were killed on America’s roads, a 5.6% increase over the previous year. GHSA says that the report will help states to identify and deploy proven countermeasures to reduce crashes and injuries.