The United States has reached its highest number of fatalities on roads since 2007. In 2021, 46,000 people died on our roads, a nine percent increase from 2020.  

Road safety is an important priority that local governments can play a critical role in addressing. Through the Department of Transportation, the federal government is enhancing coordination of its new and existing road safety programs into a comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy to reduce injuries and deaths on our streets and highways. This brief outlines the program’s toolbox for local leaders, details opportunities for cities to advance road safety and highlights case studies from cities that have taken action to create safer streets.  

Download the brief to learn more and sign up to join NLC’s Safety First Challenge.