Cars Are Getting Safer But Too Many People Are Dying On America’s Roads

These figures follow the US Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy, a plan to address safety issues by providing safer roads, vehicles, speeds, and superior post-crash care.

“This is a national crisis. We cannot and must not accept these deaths as an inevitable part of everyday life,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “The good news is we now have a strategy, as well as the resources and programs to deliver it, thanks to the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The National Roadway Safety Strategy is America’s first-ever national, comprehensive plan to significantly reduce deaths and injuries on our roads.”

Despite intelligent systems, road safety still remains a problem. Recently, the AAA tested how effective driver monitoring systems are. Several vehicles were sent down the same stretch of road and the results were nothing short of terrifying. “Even after issuing multiple warnings of inattentive driving, both systems failed to disable the semi-autonomous features and force the driver to take the wheel and pay attention,” said the AAA.

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