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NTSB Chair Homendy Praises GHSA, IIHS, NRSF for Speeding Study

6/9/2022

​​​WASHINGTON (June 9, 2022) — National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy Thursday praised the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) on their pilot project to test solutions to slow traffic.

“GHSA, IIHS and NRSF have partnered to identify effective measures to reduce speeding,” said Chair Jennifer Homendy. “This project shows what NTSB has been advocating for all along, that taking action and implementing a Safe System Approach reduces speeding and will ultimately save lives.”

The NTSB published a safety study in 2017 entitled Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles. In this study, the NTSB made 19 safety recommendations, including for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to work with stakeholders to develop and implement ongoing programs to increase public awareness of speeding as a national traffic safety issue.

“I am encouraged by the results of this pilot project, and I continue to call on stakeholders to act immediately and implement our road safety recommendations,” Chair Homendy said. “We will not stop advocating for road safety until we reach the goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.” 

Implement a Comprehensive Strategy to Eliminate Speeding-Related Crashes and Protect Vulnerable Road Users Through a Safe System Approach are on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements.

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).


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