Fourteen U.S. cities have joined Sweden in adopting Vision Zero strategies for reducing highway fatalities including pedestrian fatalities. Statistics from the U.S. Governors’ Highway Safety Association show pedestrian fatalities on the rise overall (up 10% between 2014 and 2015) and as a percentage of total highway fatalities. More than a quarter of all pedestrian fatalities occur at intersections
Most Vision Zero programs call for a strategic statistical and technological approach to reducing fatalities occurring at intersections. Applications like Global Mobile Alert that enhance contextual awareness related to intersections and high foot traffic areas. Global Mobile Alert represents a powerful tool for reducing or eliminating fatalities.