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Statement on New Research Showing Large Passenger Vehicle Dangers to Pedestrians in Intersections

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Walking across the street should not be a death-defying act.  The data presented by IIHS strengthens the case for adoption of the Safe System Approach to protect pedestrians and other vulnerable road users (VRUs), especially given trends in the U.S. passenger fleet toward larger vehicles and the historically high number of pedestrians killed in 2020, 6,500.

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Letter in Support of Bills on Seat Belts and Automated Enforcement in Massachusetts

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A comprehensive seat belt law and use of automated enforcement systems to curb deadly driving behaviors, such as speeding and red light running, are vital to overcome the public health epidemic of traffic fatalities and injuries, and to ensure the health and safety of Massachusetts families and visitors who travel on the Commonwealth’s roads.

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Statement on Stop on Red Week 2021

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Red light running is a known killer on our roads.  The annual “Stop on Red Week” campaign by the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) shines a spotlight on the need to address this deadly behavior, which was responsible for more than 800 deaths and 143,000 injuries in 2019 alone.

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Safety Groups Create Automated Enforcement (AE) Checklist

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Red light and speed cameras are powerful enforcement tools that have been shown to reduce crashes, but programs must be carefully implemented to maintain community support.  A new checklist released on May 6, 2021 by AAA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Safety Council (NSC) can serve as a roadmap for communities that are establishing or expanding automated enforcement programs.

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