For the first time in U.S. history, federal regulators are taking steps to help ensure vehicles are safer for those outside cars. Here are a few important aspects of this complex issue and how you can comment.
The decade-long pedestrian death crisis has worsened, with a double-digit percentage increase in deaths caused by U.S. drivers — and experts are blaming it on speeding, distracted driving, larger vehicles and roads that prioritize car drivers over everyone else.
The owners of the largest passenger cars on the road actually drove more in 2020 than they did in 2019, according to new data that can also explain why road deaths surged so sharply during the early days of the pandemic.
Policy, culture, and environment create conditions that all too often permit such crimes — and by failing to address those conditions, advocates argue, we practically ensure that such atrocities will continue to happen.