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National Roadway Safety Strategy

NRSS Safety Strategy

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) outlines the Department’s comprehensive approach to reversing the rise in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on the nation’s highways, roads, and streets. The NRSS aims to help achieve the Department’s commitment to safety through priority actions that target the most significant and urgent problems in roadway safety.   

The NRSS’s Call-to-Action campaign, which launched on February 3, 2023, invites every organization and individual to participate in taking part and sharing how they will actively reduce deaths and injuries on America’s roadways, expand adoption of the NRSS’s five-pronged Safe Systems Approach (Safer People, Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, Safer Speeds and Post-Crash Care) and a zero-fatalities vision, and transform how we as a nation think about road safety.   

The FTA supports the NRSS and the Safety Systems Approach. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is among the many organizations that committed early to the NRSS Call-to-Action campaign. APTA’s commitment is critical to FTA’s work on the NRSS.   

As the Call-to-Action campaign moves forward, FTA will encourage transit agencies from around the country to commit to specific actions in support of the NRSS Call-to-Action and help us reach zero fatalities. Because no commitment is too small nor too ambitious, every action taken is critical.   

Last updated: Monday, February 6, 2023