With more than 30 new commitments from organizations supporting the National Roadway Safety Strategy the total number of United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Allies in Action has been brought to over 80, a number the DOT wishes to expand.
According to CleanTechnica, the recent leveling out of roadway fatalities — which stands at an estimated 42,795 for 2022 — is a slight decrease from the previous year, yet still far higher than what is considered acceptable. This news follows an earlier announcement that the dramatic surge in deaths during the pandemic has started to become more manageable.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Allies in Action are taking a collective stand to improve safety on American roads and reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries. Their commitments span multiple sectors, from health and safety advocates to private companies, municipal organizations, law enforcement groups and more. All parties are working together towards a shared goal of achieving zero roadway fatalities through adoption of a Safe System Approach and a Zero Fatalities vision.