Doubling Down on What Works
The new federal transportation legislation presents unprecedented opportunities to double down on what works, including more technical, programmatic and financial resources for organizations and safety advocates. It also aligns with the new US DOT National Roadway Safety Strategy, which sets a vision and goal for the safety of our nation’s roadways.
Using a Safe System approach to reach zero is a central theme in both the bill and national strategy.
Applying a Safe System approach requires changing mindset, changing scale and changing practice in how we design, build and operate safer roads. Below, we’ve paired each of the Safe System principles with links to effective resources that can help safety advocates double down on what works.
Enhance the survivability of crashes through expedient access to emergency medical care, while creating a safe working environment for vital first responders and preventing secondary crashes through robust traffic incident management practices.