The scramble to prevent traffic deaths
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...