Every year, nearly 40,000 people die on our nation’s roadways. Behind the haunting number are the memories of real people and the empty spaces they leave behind.
So what’s the story behind this tragic statistic?
The National Safety Council (NSC), the nation’s flagship organization dedicated to eliminating preventable deaths, is not only trying to answer this question... they’re laser-focused on making preventable road fatalities a thing of the past.
“The work that we do everyday is really driven to push those numbers down,” explains Kelly Nantel, Vice President of Communications and Advocacy.
The NSC was founded 100 years ago as a response to high workplace deaths. Since then, the NSC has evolved to harness data-driven strategies and cutting-edge research to address the most pressing safety issues of our times, from road safety to opioid overdoses.
The NSC offers an inspiring portrait of a steadfast organization that is working – against all odds – to not only constantly map but also radically transform the landscape of preventable risks to our lives and those of the people we love.
Many of those risks are on our nation’s roads.