Unsecured cargo and other types of debris often end up on roadways causing accidents, injuries, and deaths. Between 2011 and 2014, road debris accounted for approximately 39,000 injuries and over 500 fatalities.
Designing safer roads in busy urban areas can prevent pedestrians from getting struck and killed by motor vehicles. In 2016, pedestrians and bicyclists accounted for 18 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in the United States.
Emergency vehicles are twice as likely to crash while traveling in emergency mode. Driving distractions, traveling at high rates of speed, and other motorists not moving out of the way are partly to blame.
An annual increase in injuries during the Fourth of July holiday is mainly attributed to the misuse or malfunction of fireworks. Risky behaviors and defective products cause severe burns, contusions, lacerations, eye injuries, and even death.