Emergency Streets Addressing the Public Health Emergency on US Streets & Roadways Public Deposited

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  • Traffic violence is outstripping local, regional, and federal efforts to reduce injuries and deaths. Governmental responses to the crisis have failed to stem the tide of death on our roadways. What can and should government agencies do? This paper describes a countermeasure known as “Emergency Streets,” which reacts to a demonstrated transport system failure with a compulsory, corrective response: all motor vehicle drivers in the vicinity must slow down for a period of time before being allowed to resume regular driving. A standardized response to fatal crashes like Emergency Streets can help sidestep some of the existing bureaucratic and cultural barriers to slower, safer driving, without compromising other public priorities.

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