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The objective of the Storefront Safety Initiative (SSI) is to provide free resources to those working to increase pedestrian safety where we eat, work, play & shop. We work with industry and government officials to educate and promote building codes.
We are doing this by increasing the participation of business owners, property owners, developers, design professionals, and public servants. We believe that the implementation of common sense standards of care will help to prevent the substantial loss of life.
Keeping Storefronts, Employees, and Customers Safe
Vehicle-into-building crashes happen more than many people realize. A driver accidentally pushes the accelerator instead of the brakes, and the vehicle, weighing several tons goes flying through walls, sometimes injuring and killing people. It happens 100 times a day, and as many as 2600 hundred people a year die in these crashes, with over 16,000 injured.
Our data shows that every year in the United States there are as many as 36,000 crashes into stores, offices, bus stops, shopping centers, post offices, restaurants, and storefronts.
More than 16,000 pedestrians, patrons, and employees are severely injured each year, and tragically preliminary data show as many as 2600 deaths result from these largely preventable accidents.
Storefront Safety Council
The Storefront Safety Council and the participants in the Storefront Safety Initiative are working to increase parking lot and storefront safety wherever Americans work, play and shop.
Watch for updates from the Storefront Safety Council about the Storefront Safety Initiative's "Safer Parking " effort. Use the button below to contact an expert solution provider.