Pedestrian deaths continue to climb, so why do we focus so hard on vehicle safety for people inside the car?
If you drive a car, you’re sitting among the product of millions of dollars of research and development. Airbags, seatbelts, and crumble zones surround you, protecting you from potential impacts. Vehicle safety has increased tremendously over the last several decades — but only for the people inside the car. Those of us who walk and roll have previously received little in the way of protection when it comes to cars and trucks. That may change soon, but only if we all begin educating ourselves (and speaking up when given the chance).
Vehicle Safety for Pedestrians 101
Join America Walks on Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at 2pm ET to learn about how, for the first time in U.S. history, federal regulators are taking steps to help ensure vehicles are safer for those outside cars.
A new rule NHTSA would finally begin rating cars — on the five-star scale — for impacts to pedestrians. New crash avoidance technologies — like automatic emergency braking — that have major potential to reduce deaths and injuries will be subject for testing and in some cases mandated. In this webinar, we’ll talk about this important change and how to get involved.
- Catherine Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
- Sindhu Bharadwaj, Program Manager of Policy at NACTO
Watch our April webinar here:
Like all of our webinars, this will be recorded and available after the fact. But you’ll want to join us in real time if you can for the opportunity to ask questions of our guests and live-tweet along with us. You’ll also receive ample resources and additional materials if you RSVP.