National Safety Council Releases Report On Reducing Highway Fatalities
The National Safety Council has released it's first-ever "Road to Zero" report. It's their vision for achieving zero deaths on roadways by 2050. National Safety Council President Deborah Hersman says they have assembled a huge coalition to fight against roadway deaths.
She adds that technology has helped bring down some of the statistics on roadway deaths. That coupled with tighter laws also help.
“States across the country have implemented laws that have brought down deaths. But it’s a patchwork system and we need to do a better, more consistent, way to get to zero,” said Hersman.
But here in Louisiana the road deaths are increasing.
Nearly 40,000 people die each year on our nation’s public roads. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for people 15 to 24.