Itasca, IL – "The National Safety Council applauds the Department of Transportation for its proposed rule released Dec. 13 that will advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies so our cars can 'talk' to one another on the road," NSC President and CEO Deborah Hersman said.
"Technology is a game changer when it comes to eliminating preventable deaths on our roadways. Independent safety systems in vehicles can prevent some collisions, but when coupled with V2V systems, it is like a 'belt and suspenders' approach to preventing or mitigating the severity of ALL collisions.
"The National Safety Council is committed to working with DOT and NHTSA to promote V2V systems, because our cars – not just drivers – must communicate with one another if we expect to get to zero roadway deaths."
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.