NSC traffic safety grants aimed at producing ‘lifesaving outcomes’

Road to Zero

Itasca, IL — The National Safety Council has announced the recipients of the 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.

This year’s recipients:

  • Regents of the University of Michigan
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • National Organizations for Youth Safety
  • Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Denver Streets Partnership
  • Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works

Recently released data from NHTSA shows that nearly 43,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021.

“America is facing a national crisis on its roadways,” said Lorraine M. Martin, president and CEO of NSC and chair of the Road to Zero Coalition. “And with data continuously demonstrating that the burden of traffic violence is disproportionately felt by those walking and biking, rural areas, and people in communities of color, action must be taken to put the safety of all road users, which includes anyone who uses a road to travel or work, first and foremost.

“Previous grantees have made meaningful strides to improve safety on their streets, and with the learnings available to other communities, this year’s grantees are sure to produce lifesaving outcomes.”

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