Any new national transportation infrastructure program must invest in traffic safety. The number of lives lost in U.S. motor vehicle crashes is startling: 37,461 were killed in 2016, an increase of 5.6% over 2015.
Driver error contributes to an estimated 94% of traffic crashes, so it only makes sense to devote additional resources to programs and policies aimed at improving driving behaviors and saving lives.
GHSA urges the federal government to work with state and local partners to boost funding, streamline program delivery, increase flexibility and, most importantly, focus efforts on keeping everyone safe on our roadways.
– Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)