The scramble to prevent traffic deaths

Posted on AllSides July 7th, 2022
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Data: Raifman, et al., 2020, “Disparities in Activity and Traffic Fatalities by Race/Ethnicity”; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Local and state governments and AI companies are working to improve road safety amid record-high road deaths.

Driving the news: Traffic fatality rates are especially high for Latinos and Black Americans, according to a study published last month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Last year, the U.S. had 43,000 related deaths, a 16-year high, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which this May released $740 million in funding for states and communities to implement programs to address risky driving.

What they’re saying: Putting barriers between cyclists and pedestrians “is the ideal solution... especially...

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