US road safety problems continue

US road safety problems are continuing.
Highway & Network Management / January 30, 2023 25 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
The US has a continued problem with road safety – image © courtesy of Mike Woof

Road safety improvements have effectively stalled in the US in 2022 at around 31,800 deaths from road crashes for the year. Yet even this poor performance can be seen as a gain considering the increases in road casualties in the US since 2019. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data reveals that road deaths fell by 0.2% for the first nine months of 2022.

Of concern is that speeding remains a serious issue. And for the first six months of 2022, US road deaths of pedestrians increased by 2% to 3,340 while fatalities for cyclists grew 8% to 448.