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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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Statement on Pedestrian Safety Month

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This Pedestrian Safety Month, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) is shining a spotlight on the need to implement proven countermeasures to protect pedestrians and other vulnerable road users (VRUs), especially as overall traffic fatalities also continue to rise.

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Recommendations of the Safe System Consortium

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On May 11, 2021, the Safe System Consortium, a group of engineers, scientists, public health professionals, and safety experts released recommendations designed to change the course of road safety and help create a more equitable transportation system.  Tara Gill, Senior Director of Advocacy and State Legislation for Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) participated in the Consortium, which was convened by the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy (JHCIRP) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

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