Delaware Department of Transportation: Context-Sensitive Speed Limit Setting

Diagram from engineering study of U.S. 13 in the Town of Blades, Delaware, highlighting issue with speed limits and development activity

2021 was the deadliest year on Delaware roads in the past 15 years. As in many states, Delaware state police, highway and transportation officials have noted increases in speeding and fatalities in the past few years. To counteract negative trends, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is adjusting its approach to speed limit setting.¬† Delaware […]

NHTSA Estimates Show 16-Year High in Traffic Fatalities in 2021

Cover of NHTSA fact sheet on traffic fatalities estimates for 2021

In the early estimate report released May 17, 2022, NHTSA showed a 10.5% increase in traffic fatalities in the United States from 2020 to 2021.  At 42,915, the number of 2021 traffic fatalities is the highest number recorded since 2005, and the largest increase in the history of the report. In a press release, NHTSA reminds us, […]

AASHTO and Toward Zero Deaths Join Call for Zero Traffic Deaths by 2050

Zero Traffic Deaths 2050 website screenshot

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) partnered with Road to Zero Coalition, Vision Zero Network, Families for Safe Streets, and dozens more organizations and individuals by co-signing a letter to President Joe Biden to urge him to commit the efforts of the federal government to achieve […]