Motor vehicle crashes are a major public health crisis both locally and nationally.
Across the United States, in the last three years, we have consistently experienced record-breaking increases in roadway deaths. Vermont has also experienced an increase in fatal crashes during the last few years. The people who are most at risk for injury and death on our roads are people who walk, bike, or roll and older people.
However, motor vehicle crashes, injuries and deaths are preventable. There are proven strategies that can help prevent these injuries and deaths. Whether you are a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian, you can take steps to keep yourself and your loved ones safe on our roads.