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    Have You Heard of the National Roadway Safety Strategy?
    January 31 2022

    Roadway deaths are on the rise. Over the next few years the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will be taking major action to make our roads safer. The USDOT discussed this in its January 2022 National Roadway Safety Strategy. The National Roadway Safety Strategy outlines the USDOT’s “comprehensive approach to significantly reducing serious injuries and deaths on our Nation’s highways, roads, and streets.” At the core of this strategy is the Safe System Approach which we will discuss below.

    We hope the below Safe System Approach discussion helps you understand safer driving strategies. If you have been injured in a Las Vegas area car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

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    Safe System Approach

    In 2020, an estimated 38,680 people died in motor vehicle crashes. In the first half of 2021, the number of motor vehicle deaths jumped by 18.4 percent compared to 2020. To prevent these deaths, the USDOT has adopted the Safe System Approach. The Safe System Approach focuses on the following five key objectives:

    • Safer people
    • Safer roads
    • Safer vehicles
    • Safer speeds
    • Post-crash care

    Even the safest driver can be injured in an accident. If you are injured in a Las Vegas area accident that is not your fault, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The team at Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated lawyers and case managers. We have the expertise and knowledge necessary to get you the compensation you deserve as a Las Vegas car accident victim. If you are unable to come to us, we can travel to you. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Safer People

    Encouraging people to be safer on the roads can help protect everyone. There are many dangerous driving behaviors that put everyone at risk, including the following:

    • Intoxication
    • Speeding
    • Unrestrained passengers
    • Distracted driving
    • Drowsy driving

    The USDOT is enacting eight key departmental actions to enable safer people. Some of these actions include the following:

    • Update safety messaging so it is unified across the entire USDOT and reflects the “Safe System Approach principle of human fragility.”
    • Increase commercial motor vehicle highly visible traffic enforcement against risky driving behavior.
    • Implement a final rule focused on commercial drivers with drug and alcohol violations.
    • Leverage resources to detect and prevent alcohol and drug impaired driving.

    Safer Roads

    According to the USDOT, “roadway design strongly influences how people use roads.” The safer roads approach focuses on “design elements that offer layers of protection to prevent crashes from occurring and mitigate harm when they do occur.”

    The safer roads approach will be sensitive to the travel needs of all road users. This includes drivers as well as people who do the following:

    • Take public transportation
    • Walk
    • Bike
    • Roll
    • Use a motorcycle

    The USDOT is enacting five key departmental actions to enable safer roads. These actions include launching a Complete Streets initiative and using federal funding resources to support safer roads and streets.

    Safer Vehicles

    Vehicle safety performance is critical in mitigating the harm of crashes. Perhaps two of the most recognizable safety features in vehicles are seat belts and airbags. These two safety features have prevented hundreds of thousands of fatalities on their own.

    According to the USDOT, “the next generation of motor vehicles will increasingly have the technology necessary to prevent certain crashes from occuring in the first place, and to mitigate harm to those outside of the vehicle when a crash happens.” To learn more about these safety features, see Do You Know About Car Safety Features?

    The USDOT is enacting eight key departmental actions to enable safer vehicles. These actions include investigating safety issues arising from the use of new technologies and initiating a new rulemaking to require automatic emergency braking.

    Safer Speeds

    Over the past decade, speeding has played a role in more than a quarter of traffic deaths. In 2021, speeding was one of the two top causes of roadway fatalities in Nevada. Speeding includes both exceeding the posted speed limit and driving too fast for conditions.

    According to the USDOT, achieving safe speeds will require leveraging all of the following:

    • Road design and infrastructure interventions
    • Speed limit setting
    • Education
    • Enforcement

    If a speeding driver injures you, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to make sure you receive the compensation that you deserve. Our personal injury lawyers serve the Las Vegas area with the knowledge and expertise to help you gain maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 745-8167 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Post-Crash Care

    According to the USDOT, the “timing and arrival of ambulances and emergency responders is a major factor in whether an injured person survives a crash, and crash location is a major determinant of response time.”

    The USDOT is enacting four key departmental actions to enhance post-crash care. These actions will focus on expediting access to medical care while also creating a safer environment for first responders. This objective will also focus on making crash scenes safer for passing road users to avoid secondary crashes.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    If you are injured in a Las Vegas area car accident, the most important thing you can do is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help to protect your rights and advocate your position.

    Sometimes people are unsure if they need an attorney, or if a car accident attorney can really make a difference in receiving compensation. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys gives you the best opportunity to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

    Well-meaning friends may tell you that a car accident lawyer in Las Vegas is too expensive. This is not true! We work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won’t have to worry about affordability. Plus, with our extensive car accident case experience, you have the best chance for a positive outcome for your case.

    Remember—when it comes to seeking maximum compensation, you’ll want to put your case in the hands of the experts at Anthem Injury Lawyers. We have over 25 years of experience representing Las Vegas car accident victims. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation. 

    Published by Puneet K. Garg

    Attorney Puneet K. Garg is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Law. He has vast experience serving various clients with their different needs. Puneet’s representation of clients has included serving as counsel to Fortune 500 companies, large and small healthcare providers, celebrities, large and small businesses, personal injury victims and individuals needing help with their everyday needs. He has represented clients from all over the world in both state and federal court in Nevada.

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