NSC: Application period for Community Traffic Safety Grants underway

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Itasca, IL — The National Safety Council is accepting applications for its 2023 Road to Zero Community Traffic Safety Grants.

Funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the grants support projects, programs and research that put NSC’s Road to Zero strategy into practice and help achieve its mission of zero traffic deaths. The grants can be used to kick-start new initiatives or grow existing efforts.

“Roadway fatalities are still on the rise, with preliminary NHTSA estimates showing 20,175 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first half of 2022 – an increase of about 0.5% as compared to 20,070 fatalities projected in the same time period last year,” NSC says. “Furthermore, data continuously demonstrates that the burden of traffic violence is disproportionately felt by those walking and biking, rural areas, and communities of color. NSC and its Road to Zero Coalition aim to reverse this trend by promoting strategies to end roadway deaths, including doubling down on what works, advancing lifesaving technologies and adopting a Safe System approach.”

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 6.

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