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Call for USA to commit to strong support for national and international programmes

18 December 2020

In a blog posted by the FIA Foundation the authors of an article:  Make America Care about Global Road Safety Again a group of experts highlight that: Americans are not safe from dangerous roads at home or abroad, where they are their #1 killer. For the new Administration, the public health crisis is a personal one.Under the national Vision Zero policy pledged by Secretary of Transportation nominee Pete Buttigieg, these tragedies would not happen. This policy would have the US follow in the footsteps of Sweden, Canada, the Netherlands and others. Using global road safety as a rallying point, Secretary-designate Buttigieg can help the Biden Administration build back better domestically and restore American standing abroad.

In the US, nothing kills more 5-24-year-olds than road traffic crashes. We must start with our children to build back better and implement Vision Zero nationally. Reaching zero fatalities nationally is ambitious, but zero child fatalities is achievable. Youth can, and must, be the catalyst for a nationwide Vision Zero plan.

The full article is available here.

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