The United States is years behind other countries in ensuring that cars and trucks are designed and built to not kill people biking and walking.
Now, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking for public comments on how it should update its new car testing
Please join us to let NHTSA know that it's 2020 and their new vehicle testing needs to reflect our modern mobility needs:
- NHTSA should include testing related to bicyclist safety, and
- NHTSA should raise U.S. testing standards to meet the rigors of testing required in Europe for several years now.
If NHTSA is serious about the safety of people who bike and walk, and that innovative vehicle technologies are an important part of reducing traffic fatalities, its research on those technologies must be far more comprehensive. The current proposed research is inadequate and will mean the US continues to fall behind other nations in traffic safety.
The League's full comments to NHTSA can be found here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NHTSA-2019-0102-0025