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NCSR President, Melissa Wandall Talks Motorist, Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety in Florida

Join me as we work together to drive down pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities! Safety does not happen by accident! Alert Today Florida has partnered with traffic safety groups to release a series of public service announcements to educate our community on important road safety issues. In this video, I discuss the rules of the road for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Please view and share the video here: https://youtu.be/tKO3brGG_oc As part of the FDOT Initiative, the “Alert Today Alive Tomorrow” campaign is being presented via TV, radio, social media, transit advertising, local education, and enforcement activities. The message that “Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident” is a reminder for all roadway users to pay attention and follow the rules of the road. This campaign is only part of our campaign designed to drive down pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities, but an important one. Please share this on your social media channels and websites to help spread the message! [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Speed Fatality Map

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) and the Vision Zero Network launched an interactive map that showcases the over 59,000 speeding fatalities that occurred in the United States between 2010 and 2015. TOP 10 MOST DANGEROUS CITIES FOR SPEEDING Below are the top ten cities that had the highest number of speeding fatalities between 2010-2015. 1 Los Angeles 2 New York 3 Houston 4 Chicago 5 San Antonio 6 Dallas 7 Phoenix 8 Fort Worth 9 Detroit 10 Kansas City Source: http://www.nhtsa.gov/Data/Fatality-Analysis-Reporting-System-(FARS) About the Map The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) and the Vision Zero Network launched an interactive map that showcases the over 59,000 speeding fatalities that occurred in the United States between 2010 and 2015. The fatalities are mapped to the city and state that each incident occurred. By zooming in and out with your mouse, viewers have the opportunity to look all the way down to the actual street where someone’s life was taken due to an excessive speed-related collision. The map, [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Speed Fatality Map

New National Speed Fatality Map Launched Today Shows Need to Manage Speeds

San Francisco, CA - As the number of people dying in traffic crashes on American roadways has hit a tragic 50-year high, the call to manage speeds to save lives is stepped up today with the release of an interactive national Speed Fatality Map. Released by the Vision Zero Network and the National Coalition for Safer Roads, the map brings light to the thousands of speed-related deaths that could be prevented each year and strategies to save lives. The debut of the interactive map coincides with the lead-up to the International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 20th, which recognizes more than 1.2 million lives lost worldwide in traffic crashes last year. Here in the U.S., traffic crashes are one of the top causes of preventable death, with 35,092 people losing their lives in 2015 -- an average of 100 people a day. Nearly one-third of those deaths involved [...]

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Safety Organizations Across the Nation Urge Drivers to Stop on Red

On Friday, August 7th, National Coalition for Safer Roads’ President, Melissa Wandall, joins Alert Today Florida and Florida’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition in promoting National Stop On Red Week, Aug. 2-8, 2015, at an Always Stop on Red…Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident event in Orlando, Florida. The event will take place at the intersection of SR 438, Silver Star Rd at Hiawassee Rd from 9-11 AM. The Orlando activity is one of three events in the Always Stop on Red…Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident campaign that will take place throughout Florida during National Stop on Red Week, a week sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration that aims to educate drivers about the dangers of red-light running and reduce the number and severity of crashes. The events will be held at local intersections with the highest rate of crashes for drivers age 65+ and pedestrians to highlight the risk of red-light running for this [...]

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Which U.S. Cities Have the Most Red-Light Running Fatalities? [Interactive Map]

National Coalition for Safer Roads Shows How Deadly Red-Light Running Is During #StopOnRed2015 Today, the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) launched an interactive map that showcases the 7,799 red-light running fatalities that occurred in the United States between 2004 and 2013. The fatalities are mapped to the city and state that each incident occurred, all the way down to the actual intersection where someone's life was taken