Here Is President Biden's New Plan For Safer Driving In Ohio

Jake Wells

How safe do you feel on the roads today? There has been a surge in more injuries and accidents on the road, despite people driving fewer miles. According to the Federal Highway Administration people are driving 13% less, but there are still more traffic-related injuries on the road. For example, earlier this week in Ohio video footage was released of a snowplow damaging over 30 vehicles on the freeway.

United States said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says that we cannot tolerate the continuing crisis on the roadways in America. These injuries and traffic incidents are preventable, and that's why we're launching the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) today - a bold, comprehensive plan, with significant new funding from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. (source)

The National Roadway Safety Strategy, funded in part with money from President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law will be using new technology, adjusted speed limits, changes in road design and signage, and improved responses from medical personnel to crashes to stem the increase in traffic-related injuries.

Here is more information about this program in a video from the Department of Transportation

Key Components Of The National Roadway Safety Strategy

The NRSS program will have five specific points that will make the roadways safer for everyone: The first is Safer People which encourages safe, responsible behavior by people who use our roads and create conditions that prioritize their ability to reach their destination unharmed.

The second is Safer Roads: Design roadway environments to mitigate human mistakes and account for injury tolerances, to encourage safer behaviors, and to facilitate safe travel by the most vulnerable users.

The third is Safer Vehicles which will make more vehicle systems and features available to prevent crashes and minimize the impact of crashes on both occupants and non-occupants.

Fourth is Safer Speeds in all roadway environments through a combination of thoughtful, context-appropriate roadway design, targeted education and outreach campaigns, and enforcement.

The last component is improving Post-Crash Care by providing quicker access to emergency medical care, creates a safe working environment for vital first responders and preventing secondary crashes through robust traffic incident management practices.

What do you think is something that will make the roads in Ohio safer?

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