Mark Your Calendars
The next Road to Zero Coalition meeting March 20 will include a discussion on commercial vehicles, provide an update on 2018 grants and more. The meeting will take place at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC.
Register now to attend in person or watch via webcast.
We received 81 grant submissions totaling $12.3 million in grant requests. Applications are under review, and we look forward to announcing winners soon. The Road to Zero coalition is made up of more than 600 members, and these meetings are an excellent opportunity to connect with members new and old.
Be sure to sign up for the meeting now and encourage your fellow coalition members to attend. Follow us on Twitter
@RoadToZeroUS for more information and, if you're a new member, don't forget to take advantage of our
communications kit to share news of your membership online.
News From the Hill
President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Jan. 30 before a joint session of Congress. A primary focus of his address was infrastructure, as he called on Congress to pass a bill generating $1.5 trillion of investment and decreasing approval times for building projects. This funding level is up from information the administration had previously discussed. Private funding will be part of the infrastructure funding too.
Meanwhile, automated vehicle legislation continues to be stalled in Congress, with multiple senators placing "holds" on the legislation, preventing it from moving forward. House and Senate staff are in discussions on a path forward.
NHTSA Addresses Drugged Driving
NHTSA recently announced plans for a March 15 summit to "lead a national dialogue and call to action" on drugged driving. NHTSA cites the opioid epidemic and the growing number of states legalizing marijuana as priority issues in addressing driver impairment and keeping everyone on our roads safe.
The Summit will bring together stakeholders of all levels to set a course of action and take steps to address our nation's drugged driving problem. Learn more at
Road Safety for Employers
Employers pay for crashes that happen both on and off the job, which is why investing in a road safety program for your employees is such a good idea. When an employee is involved in a crash, even if it happens off the job, it can result in lost work days, medical care and other costs to employers. Helping your employees form habits to keep them safe, even when they're not at work, pays off in several ways.
Investing in road safety can reduce your crash rate by 50% or more and lower the average number of crashes experienced by employees. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety offers tips and resources to help you calculate your cost of crashes and develop a road safety program to reduce them.
Download the Cost of Motor Crashes Report, access the Cost of Collisions Calculator and learn more at