Auto Safety

Consumer Groups Urge Senators to Prioritize Safety When Upgrading Infrastructure

In a letter to members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, consumer groups, including CFA are asking that Congress prioritize safety as they consider the needs of current and future roads and highways in America. As each day on average, over 100 people are killed and 8,500 more are injured in motor vehicle crashes. This preventable toll also comes with a serious financial burdens. Annually, crashes impose comprehensive costs of over $800 billion on society, $242 billion of which are economic costs – amounting to a “crash tax” of $784 per person each year.