The FIA Foundation has joined a campaign from leading US road safety organizations urging President Biden and his incoming leadership team to commit to reducing traffic fatalities to zero by 2050, and to tackle the leading cause of death for those ages one to 25.
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, the US faced an epidemic on wheels. Daily, the US mourns the loss of 100 people on American roads. Vulnerable road users pay the heaviest price - pedestrian fatalities increased by more than 50% over the last ten years - a stark contrast to the 2% increase in other traffic deaths. Americans are not safe from dangerous roads at home or abroad, where they are their #1 killer. For the new Administration, the public health crisis is a personal one - President-Elect Joe Biden lost his daughter and wife in one of the country’s annual six million car crashes.