NSC Statement on Reported Plateau in Pedestrian Deaths

NSC Statement on Reported Plateau in Pedestrian Deaths

Second consecutive year of record-high numbers.

Itasca, IL - The National Safety Council is discouraged by new figures from the Governors Highway Safety Association that show a plateau in pedestrian deaths in 2017, marking a second consecutive year of record-high numbers. The findings dovetail with a nationwide leveling off of all motor vehicle-related deaths, according to preliminary estimates released by the Council earlier this month. When it comes to deaths on our roads, our nation seems content to simply tread water. We are apathetic to the issue, and this complacency is killing us.

NSC is committed to working with GHSA and every member of the Road to Zero Coalition to reverse this trend. Working together, we envision a future system with zero fatalities that prioritizes the safety of all roadway users, especially the most vulnerable among us – pedestrians.

About the National Safety Council

The National Safety Council 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. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.

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