Four Traffic Safety Solutions Implementable Now
Source: Meeting of the Minds
By: Brian Chandler
Brian Chandler has 20 years of experience in traffic safety and operations in State government, Federal government, and the private sector. He is a national expert in crash data analysis, roadway safety countermeasures, safety evaluation, and safety program management.
On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania, in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. It was a senseless act of violence.
On September 12, 2001, 100 more people were killed at dozens of locations around the United States. On September 13th, 100 more died, and another 100 each day for the rest of the year. By the end of 2001 more than 42,000 people were killed in roadway crashes in this country.
Over the last 15 years, more than 500,000 people – one half million people – were killed on our nation’s roadways.
Each was a senseless act of violence. Each was tragic. Each was preventable.
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