Families for Safe Streets

November 22, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Zero Traffic Deaths

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 …

Leaders, Communities Call for “Urgent Action” as Traffic Deaths Soar & Families Mourn Preventable Losses Read More »

November 11, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Zero Traffic Deaths

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 …

It’s Advocacy Week — Zero Traffic Deaths Nationally Read More »

November 4, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Zero Traffic Deaths

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.  …

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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 – …

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February 12, 2021 | BY Vision Zero Network | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Zero Traffic Deaths

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, …

This Valentine’s Day, Loved Ones Lead Call for #ZeroTrafficDeaths Read More »

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 …

Uniting to Stop Preventable Traffic Violence Read More »

October 2, 2020 | BY Jenn Fox | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, People Behind the Progress

Traffic violence is a national epidemic that kills nearly 40,000 people and injures 3,000,000 a year. On Sunday, November 15, families and communities around the world will be remembering the millions who have been killed and seriously injured on our roads, and advocating to stop these preventable tragedies. In this month’s People Behind the Progress, …

Talking with Christy Kwan and Faith Cole Hall, founding members of the Washington DC chapter of Families for Safe Streets Read More »

April 5, 2020 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

We know that leadership is critical to move Vision Zero from the good-idea stage to real action and progress toward the goal of safe mobility for all. A critical window to engage current and prospective leaders in understanding and supporting Vision Zero goals and strategies is — you guessed it! — during elections.

November 19, 2019 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Press, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

From Asheville to Austin, Tampa to Tempe, Denver to DC, a record number of communities across North America mobilized to demand an End Traffic Violence as part of annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 17, 2019.
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