Fw: Recent Crashes Show Our Work is Just Beginning

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Cynthia Palmer

Aug 25, 2022, 4:17:03 PM8/25/22
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Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 12:01:04 PM EDT
Subject: Recent Crashes Show Our Work is Just Beginning

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Road to Zero Monthly News

Recently released estimates confirm once again the crisis on America's roads, with 9,500 lives lost in the first quarter of 2022. This marks a 7% increase from 2021 and a historic 20-year high. This past month saw a number of headline-making traffic crashes, each one devastating to the individuals and communities involved. They bring to mind, however, the other daily crashes that don’t make the front page or morning news. These crashes are no less devastating, leaving equally traumatic and lasting impacts.

As advocates working to create change on the ground, we cannot lose sight of the importance of creating urgency and improving the narrative that exists around traffic violence. Some resources to consider and help support these efforts:


World Day of Remembrance 2022

Want to use your voice to heighten the sense of urgency around traffic violence? The World Day of Remembrance is a day to remember those that we have lost and bring mainstream attention to the issue of traffic violence. This year, the Road to Zero Coalition is partnering with Vision Zero Network, Families for Safe Streets and It Could Be Me to provide resources and collect information about local activities. Learn more and join our efforts here.


News from NHTSA

Administrator Steve Cliff has resigned to take over at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Ann Carlson will be the Acting Administrator. NHTSA has many safety measures before it from the FAST Act to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and we hope this change will not slow their progress to improve safety on our roadways and save lives. NHTSA staff has the support of the Road to Zero Coalition to continue efforts to follow the Road to Zero strategy: do more of what works, implement requirements for vehicle and other safety technology, and implement the Safe System approach. We need this strategy now more than ever. In the meantime, we will be on the lookout for a safety leader to be nominated at NHTSA.

NSC and other safety advocates called on President Biden to quickly fill the position left by Administrator Cliff at NHTSA. Addressing safety on our roadways needs decisive leadership in all agencies.


Grantee Update

Shannon Frattaroli of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, a 2022 Road to Zero grantee, presented at the Second National Conference of American Indian and Alaska Native Injury and Violence Prevention on Thursday July 28th. Her presentation, titled “A Safe System Approach to Road Safety: Considering Indian Country,” was well attended and generated three tribes to reach out for assistance with including Safe System Approaches in their Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program applications.


Road to Zero Webinars

Road to Zero is taking time this fall to celebrate the progress that has been made in traffic safety initiatives in hopes of inspiring future action and learning from the successes we’re seeing at the federal, state and local levels. Join us on Sept. 28 for our latest webinar, Signs of Progress on the Road to Zero, where we will take a moment to applaud and learn from a few traffic safety champions. Want to create your own change? Watch the recordings of our recent webinars.


Safe Streets and Roads for All — Update and Reminder

Getting to work on those applications for the Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program? As you think of ways to use the funds to create safer streets, make sure you stay up to date on the latest information and bookmark this page of useful application aids.


Partner News and Updates

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