Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, seen with an electric car in 2021, was releasing a department report with a new highway safety strategy to be paid for in part by the bipartisan infrastructure law.

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DOT vows ‘paradigm shift’ in new roadway safety standards

Fatalities climbed in 2020 despite a decline in driving and were up 18.2 percent in first half of 2021

Posted January 27, 2022 at 9:00am, Updated at 12:14pm