Incidents every day
Deaths every year
Happen in retail stores
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.
Our data shows that every year in the United States, vehicles crash into commercial buildings and related structures more than 100 per day. These storefront crash incidents involve collisions with retail stores, offices, bus stops, shopping centers, post offices, restaurants, and more. These incidents result in as many as 16,000 injuries and more than 2,600 fatalities annually.
Approximately 42% of these incidents involve at least one injury, and 8% result in one or more fatalities.
Storefront Safety Initiative
The Storefront Safety Initiative was launched by the Storefront Safety Council in 2017 to work together to put an end to vehicle-into-building crashes.
The objective of Storefront Safety Initiative (SSI) is to provide free resources to those working to increase pedestrian safety where we eat, work, play & shop.