ATSSA’s Victims and Survivors Project
Each year, thousands of Americans are killed or injured on our nation’s roadways.
In response to the high fatality rate on America’s roadways, ATSSA has committed
itself to ensuring that these numbers begin to decrease, eventually reaching zero
fatalities. ATSSA’s reauthorization policy – “Toward Zero Deaths” – outlines ATSSA’s
plan in great detail.
In addition, ATSSA has developed a number of case studies involving actual families
and people who have either lost a loved one due to a lack of roadway safety features
or who have survived, thanks to an implemented safety feature.
ATSSA firmly believes that in generating these case studies and then presenting
them to members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in Congress
this year, ongoing improvement of our nation’s roadways will continue to evolve.
It is believed that real faces and real stories will have a much more powerful effect
than raw statistics.
Developing these case studies has been a challenge. ATSSA is contacting people at
a time in their lives when they have just experienced a personal tragedy. Although
it has been difficult, the people who have volunteered are those who wish to see
change. They are willing to allow ATSSA to use their experiences as an example,
hoping that in doing so, others will not have to suffer the same pain that they
had to endure. ATSSA sincerely thanks all of those who have participated and for
their patience and understanding in the matter, for they have put their fellow citizens
before themselves. In doing so, they have become part of a movement to reach a fatality
rate of zero on our nation’s roadways, and thanks to them, this goal may very well
become a reality.
Victims Case Studies
Charles "Chuck" Bailey
Debra Griffin, Zach Leeson, Dusty Leeson
Richard "Rick" Moser
Survivors Case Studies