Local authorities rely on after-the-fact KSI data to make road safety decisions
It was projected by the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration that the number of traffic fatalities increased approximately 10.5 percent in 2021 compared to reported fatalities in 2020. This increase also had a huge impact in the number of fatalities to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians (up 13%) and cyclists (up 5%).
With Vision Zero in mind, the Department of Transportation has placed a greater emphasis in supporting cities to tackle these challenges through initiatives such as the Safe Streets and Road for All (SS4A) program.
The future of proactive Road Safety management
However, an industry reliance on out of date, incomplete traffic and casualty data, and subjective accounts of near miss events, limits the ability of transport and road safety professionals to keep our roads safe.
We believe that lives should never be compromised by the need to travel and that a proactive approach to road safety is the solution to making our roads safe for all.