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Statement on Alarming Crash Death Increases in 2021

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During the first nine months of 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates 31,720 people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes.  These figures are a national tragedy and require immediate action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) which is responsible for ensuring our roadways are safe.  Proven and available solutions must be advanced without delay.

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Statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy

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The National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) released today is a step in the right direction to actively address what U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg has accurately called a “crisis” of rising crash fatalities.  The DOT’s commitment to zero fatalities means zero room for hesitation and inaction.

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Press Release: Out of Control Death Toll on U.S. Roadways Requires Urgent Action by State and Federal Officials — New Report by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) Details a Comprehensive Plan to Prevent Crashes, Fatalities and Injuries

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The recent, unprecedented spike in fatalities merits urgent action.  Fortunately, the solutions to persistent issues causing crash deaths and injuries, as detailed in Advocates’ Roadmap Report, are verified and available.  Every serious preventable crash exacts a physical, emotional, and economic toll.  Lawmakers and those empowered to protect road users must chart a course in 2022 to address “out of control” fatalities by supporting proven countermeasures and commonsense vehicle safety upgrades.

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