I’m just a little voice in the cry for safer roads. But I will keep saying: Let’s work together to make roads safer for us all. Fragmented approaches don’t seem to be working effectively. And public health research and solutions need to be included in the overall plan.
So now my question is: How can we make this happen and on a large scale?
Is anybody listening?
These are some of my ideas on this: Establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Travelers From Truck Crashes (1)
Wake up, America: Let’s make our roads safe–together!
Driver Fatigue Needs To Be Recognized As A Public Health Problem
Articles on the topic:
How America’s Fragmented Approach to Public Safety Wastes Spectrum and Funding
- http://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/consumer-safety-oversight-fragmented-gao-says/“’Agencies reported that the involvement of multiple agencies with various expertise can help ensure more comprehensive oversight by addressing a range of safety concerns. However, agencies also noted some inefficiencies, including the challenges of sharing information across agencies and challenges related to jurisdiction’ said GAO.
The agencies collaborate in some areas but have no formal mechanism to address issues comprehensively, and with such gaps in communication, some potential safety hazards may slip through the cracks of all of them, GAO added.
Its main recommendation was to establish formal coordination mechanism. . .”
- http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669612.pdf Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication: An Evaluation and Management Guide
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