In recent years, there has been an alarming rise in traffic accidents, including pedestrian deaths, across the nation. Agencies with jurisdiction, from federal to local, and organizations devoted to highway safety, aren’t letting this crisis go to waste. While pedestrians are dying, they are DIE-ing to impose equitable outcomes, even prioritizing “self-enforcing roads” over law enforcement.
The Governors Highway Safety Association is determined to institutionalize equity in roadway safety, even establishing a standing Equity and Engagement Committee to oversee (something safety socialists love to do) integrating equitable outcome components in their planning and grant applications. Given their DIE-hard perseverance, perhaps it is they who need institutionalizing—and not by burrowing into a nonprofit safety organization with a cushy salary.
The Department of Transportation—badly led by an ideologue who couldn’t even fix potholes as a minor mayor—sees everything through the prism of equity. It issued the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS), which downplays law enforcement in favor of a “Safe System approach,” including these five elements of a safe transportation system: safe road users, safe vehicles, safe speeds, safe roads, and post-crash care.............To Read More....
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