April 19, 2018 — Today the Road to Zero Coalition released a comprehensive report explicitly laying out strategies for ending all roadway deaths in the United States by 2050. It is the first time in the nation’s history that so many organizations – more than 650 and growing – have collaborated to put forth a comprehensive plan to address motor vehicle fatalities, which have increased after years of decline.
“The ICC was honored to have been asked to contribute to Road to Zero’s thinking about life-saving technologies and policies by serving as a member on the Steering Group,” said Catherine McCullough, Executive Director of the Intelligent Car Coalition. “The report benefitted from the many stakeholders that shared their perspectives on how to reduce roadway fatalities. The continued discussion will help lead us all to achieving the goal of zero roadway deaths by 2050.”
The Coalition identified three main initiatives to reduce roadway fatalities:
- Double down on what works through proven, evidence-based strategies
- Advance life-saving technology both in vehicles and infrastructure
- Promote safety; behind the wheel, drivers should be operating in the safest manner possible
The report, A Road to Zero: A vision for achieving zero roadway deaths by 2050, is released in the midst of national discussions about motor vehicle safety issues such as fully automated vehicles, updating infrastructure, distracted driving, and impaired and drugged driving.
The ICC was pleased to serve on the Steering Group along with many esteemed colleagues, including the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Safety Council, AAA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, Association of Global Automakers, Inc., Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Institute for Transportation Engineers, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, National Association of City Transportation Officials, National Association of County Engineers, and Vision Zero Network. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is also a Road to Zero partner.