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Statement on 2021 Crash Fatalities and the Growing Public Health Crisis on U.S. Roadways

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The latest fatality estimates released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirm that our nation experienced a horrific spike of motor vehicle crash deaths on our roadways.  Last year, 42,915 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, a 10.5 percent increase from 2020, and the highest amount since 2005.  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) agrees with NHTSA Deputy Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff, who is calling this crisis on our roadways “urgent and preventable.”  An equally urgent response to advance vehicle and roadway safety upgrades is needed.

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Statement on on 2020 Crash Deaths and Injuries Report

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Each of the 38,824 persons killed leaves tremendous voids in the lives of their loved ones, their children, parents, spouses, friends and communities.  There is no excuse for inaction or delay by our federal and state leaders.

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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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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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