Every year, Americans lose nearly 34,000 loved ones due to a horrific road death. Road crashes are the number one killer of children and young adults aged 3 to 34. More than two million people each year are injured. Most Americans have been personally affected by the loss or injury of a friend or family member.
Over several decades, our country has made extraordinary progress in improving the safety of vehicles and more and more drivers are buckling up, driving sober, and putting down their mobile phones. But most people still do not know that as many as half of these deaths could be prevented with investments in modern engineering upgrades to roads, particularly in rural areas. The Highway Users supports aggressive implementation of safety improvements that could cut fatalities and injuries in half over twenty years. Ultimately, we envision a future within our lifetimes where there are zero roadway deaths.
For information about the programs of the Roadway Safety Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization charted by the American Highway Users Alliance, visit www.roadwaysafety.org.