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Seven Ideas for Safer Streets in 2017

Gregory Neadu, an administrator for the Federal Highway Administration highlights how his organization is trying to increase safety for travelers on the road due to a 7.2 percent increase in deaths between 2015-2016. This article shares 7 concepts citizens can implement to help reduce crashes with bicyclists, pedestrians and the millions of people who use the roads every year.

Key Takeaways:

  • Across the country, 35,092 people died on our nation’s roads in 2015. That is a 7.2 percent increase over the previous year.
  • Road to Zero is more than a slogan. It’s a goal that will take time to reach, and it will require significant effort from everyone
  • In 2017 we hope to begin to turn the tide. When it comes to bicycle and pedestrian fatalities, there are proven strategies and resources to improve safety

“Road to Zero is more than a slogan. It’s a goal that will take time to reach, and it will require significant effort from everyone, but we at FHWA are prepared to do whatever it takes to succeed in eliminating roadway fatalities.”

httpss://www.transportation.gov/fastlane/seven-ideas-safer-streets-2017