Every family, individual and business in the country relies on our nation’s roadways. There should be an expectation of safety when traveling to work, school or for leisure. But far too often, our roads are where lives are lost.
More than 40,000 people died in 2016 in vehicle crashes, and the numbers have been climbing. From 2014 to 2016, fatalities increased 14% – the largest two-year increase in 50 years. Each of these deaths is preventable, and the National Safety Council is working on a variety of fronts to reduce crashes, prevent injuries and save lives.