Baltimore Accident Lawyers: Collective Effort to End Roadway FatalitiesJanuary 18, 2017
In an effort to completely eliminate fatalities on the nation’s roads and highways, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Administration, the Federal Highway Commission, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the National Safety Council are joining forces to introduce the Road to Zero coalition. This new partnership has the ambitious goal of completely ending all traffic fatalities within the next 30 years. As a sign of its commitment to the program, the Department of Transportation has committed to investing $1 million each year for the next three years. This money will provide grants to worthy organizations that are developing unique, life-saving programs.
According to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the bar is set high, and requires commitment from drivers, as well as the government and industry organizations. While this may seem unrealistic to some, it is the only acceptable goal, said Mark Rosekind, NHTSA Administrator, to end fatal car accidents.
The initial phase of the Road to Zero Coalition will focus on lifesaving strategies that have been proven successful, including seat belt use, rumble strip installation, truck safety, and behavior change campaigns. Next, the coalition will implement a systematic approach to eliminating risks based on the four “Es”, which includes:
- Emergency Medical Services
With the growth of new technologies like automated vehicles, an increasing number of industry leaders believe that zero fatalities is an attainable goal. The Road to Zero Coalition will continue their efforts to achieve that goal by focusing on overall system design, infrastructure design, vehicle technology, enforcement, and behavior safety, while also ensuring that human error does not lead to fatalities.
According to FMCSA Administrator T.F. Scott Darling III, the success of the Road to Zero Coalition depends entirely on the commitment of all organization involved. By making this pledge, and working tirelessly to promote safer roadways, the goal may eventually become a reality.
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