Examining the Roadway Safety Crisis and Highlighting Community Solutions

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight and Ports, will convene a subcommittee hearing titled “Examining the Roadway Safety Crisis and Highlighting Community Solutions” on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 2:30 PM EDT. In 2023, nearly 41,000 people died in roadway accidents in the United States. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act made significant investments to improve roadway safety at the local level, including $5 billion for the new Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program. This hearing will examine the causes of the roadway safety crisis, including unique risks to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists, and how Congress can support a holistic approach to roadway safety.


  • Sam Krassenstein, Chief of Infrastructure, City of Detroit
  • Laura Chace, President and CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America
  • Jake Nelson, Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research, American Automobile Association
  • Dr. Laura Sandt, Director, Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina
  • Jeff Farrah, CEO, Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association  


WHAT: Subcommittee Hearing on Roadway Safety Crisis
DATE: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
LOCATION: Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253
LIVESTREAM: The hearing will stream live on the Committee websiteTwitter and YouTube.


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