Families for Safe Streets

Gina LaBlanc is a member of Families for Safe Streets (San Francisco Bay Area, CA chapter) and a passionate and effective road safety advocate. Most importantly, she is the Mom of Kyle (18), who was killed in 2016 by a speeding tow truck driver near a Light Rail Station in San Jose. For many years, […]

November 22, 2022 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

From Boise to Boston, Durham to Denver, Omaha to Orlando, communities across North America mobilized for Safe Streets to Save Lives, as part of annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 20, 2022. A record number of communities across the U.S. — more than 60 — and hundreds more worldwide […]

September 26, 2022 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

Join us November 20, 2022 to Push for Safe Streets to Save Lives Recent Updates: Submit the details of your event to us by October 20th so that we can help amplify your message. We have also prepared a range of resources and trainings to assist you in your advocacy efforts. For more information or […]
In Boston, they laid 4,000 yellow roses on the steps of the State House, representing those killed and seriously injured in crashes in Massachusetts in 2020 and 2021. In St. Paul, they lined candles on the steps of the State Capitol in the shape of “447,” the number of people killed in traffic crashes, so […]
Nov. 15-21: Contact Your Members of Congress We need your help to win support for the first-ever national commitment to and plan for Vision Zero — zero traffic deaths or severe injuries among all road users. In the lead-up to World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on November. 21, 2021 and in light […]
Actions Planned Across U.S. as Traffic Deaths Increase Record Levels         World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – Sunday, November 21, 2021 – is taking on extra urgency as the number of people dying and severely injured in preventable traffic crashes in the U.S.  is rising at an alarming rate.  […]

September 27, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  WHAT: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – Sunday, November 21, 2021 – is taking on extra urgency as the number of people dying and severely injured in preventable traffic crashes in the U.S.  is rising at an alarming rate. In 2020, 42,060 people died in motor vehicle crashes – […]
by Amy Cohen, Families for Safe Streets Andre, age 8, was killed in 2002 when his mother's sport utility vehicle overturned after her car was struck by a reckless driver. Andre was catapulted out of the car and onto the pavement of a Queens, NY highway. After his death, his parents moved to Long Island, […]

February 1, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

Today, an estimated 100 people will die in the U.S. while walking, biking, driving or taking transit. These are sons and daughters, parents, grandparents, beloved aunts and uncles, friends and neighbors. And tomorrow, another 100 people. Each day, another 100. Over the course of one year, 40,000 of our loved ones lose their lives in preventable traffic crashes and millions more are seriously injured. And, traffic deaths are the leading cause of death of youth in this country. But it does not have to be this way. Sign the letter today calling on President Biden and his team to set and advance the goal of #ZeroTrafficDeaths in the U.S. by 2050.

November 19, 2020 • BY Leah Shahum • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

World Day of Remembrance Events Urge Safety Over Speed Imagine city, state, and federal leaders having access to a proven vaccine for a public health crisis that took the lives of more than 1.3 million people worldwide each year. Yet, for some reason, they did not utilize it to the fullest extent. Instead, they focused […]

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