Ultimately, the continued development of safer vehicles has the potential to virtually eliminate traffic crashes. Overall, traffic fatalities in the US have declined since a peak of 54,600 in 1972 as a result of improved vehicle safety measures like seat belts, airbags, and anti-lock braking. Today, exciting new technologies are being developed that can help avoid traffic crashes through the use of sensors and automated vehicle controls for braking and steering. Conducting research on buying a new car, or would like to know what safety features your car currently has? Check out this website on research into safety features on cars, or to look up safety features on your car's brand. Accelerating the deployment of crash avoidance technologies in all vehicles is perhaps the way to achieve Vision Zero everywhere!
Watch the piece below featured in the New York Times highlighting Vision Zero 2020 and safety technology in vehicles.