Safety on the Road
In 2017, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes; the three biggest causes of fatalities on the road are alcohol, speeding and distracted driving. Addressing what causes crashes, as well as the role vehicles, drivers, road systems and technology play in creating safer roads is how we will eliminate preventable deaths on the road.
Together We Can End Impaired Driving
Impaired driving is driving while drunk, drugged, drowsy and/or distracted. All of these are dangerous. All of these are preventable.
In addition to the National Safety Council, these traffic safety and health advocacy organizations are working to end impaired driving:
- Consumer Healthcare Products Association
- Governors Highway Safety Association
- National Sleep Foundation
- Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving
- Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
- Students Against Destructive Decisions