In addition to the ways in which a car crash tragedy ripples through families and communities, each traffic accident death costs $1,750,000 in wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, administrative expenses, vehicle damage and employers’ uninsured costs, the National Safety Council reports. (Katarzyna Bialasiewicz Photographee.eu/Adobe Stock) In addition to the ways in which a car crash tragedy ripples through families and communities, each traffic accident death costs $1,750,000 in wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, administrative expenses, vehicle damage and employers’ uninsured costs, the National Safety Council reports. (Katarzyna Bialasiewicz Photographee.eu/Adobe Stock)

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently issued a Call to Action to make the country’s roads less dangerous.

The policy arose in response to the marked increase in traffic-accident deaths in the months since people returned to driving after pandemic shutdowns.

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