Tell the incoming Secretary of Transportation to take pedestrian deaths seriously
As Dangerous by Design 2016 shows, after years of pedestrian fatalities trending downward, they are back on the rise. Over the ten years from 2005 to 2014, 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking in the United States. This is the equivalent of one Boeing 777 filled to capacity with passengers crashing and killing everyone aboard every month, yet we hardly treat the crisis of pedestrian deaths accordingly.
Everyone involved in the street design process—from federal policymakers to local elected leaders to transportation engineers—must take action to end pedestrian deaths. USDOT can lead the way.
With Trump's pick for transportation secretary facing a confirmation hearing this week on Capitol Hill, we have a prime opportunity to shine a spotlight on this issue.
Urge the Senate Commerce Committee to press Secretary-Designate Elaine Chao on how she will address pedestrian safety. Fill out the form below and we'll deliver all of your messages at once directly to the staff of each committee member before the hearing.