In our recent webinar, we learned of some of the key challenges and opportunities that traffic safety practitioners face in making the most of data and analytics to advance Vision Zero goals. In the March 2021 event — Leveraging Data Fusion and Visual Analytics for Road Safety — we were joined by Bruce Aquila, of […]
Communities Embrace Safe Speeds, Key to Safe System Approach We are pleased to announce that three California communities have been selected to participate in a series of virtual workshops designed to develop and sustain effective speed management for safety programs. Palmdale, Oakland and Kern County were selected through a competitive application process. Each community will […]
Anyone working on traffic safety efforts – whether at the local, regional, State, or Federal level – knows that coordination between the various levels can be challenging. Even when agencies share the same overarching goal of safety, their policies, practices, and communications may not always align. We are pleased to showcase a helpful resource released […]
As interest in and support for Vision Zero grow across the U.S., it is an important time to make sure we’re clear on what Vision Zero really is. And what it is not. Vision Zero is not a slogan. Not a tagline. Not just a “program.” It is — as described below by Federal, State […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network, firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Cohen, Families for Safe Streets, email@example.com, 646-581-4232 Crash Victims & Safety Advocates Decry Appalling Increase in Traffic Deaths & Urge Action New Report Estimates 2020 Traffic Deaths Hit 13-Year High; Spike in Rate of Roadway Deaths Highest in 96 Years March 4, 2021 — Advocates for safe […]
We were encouraged to learn about a Congressional hearing in late February examining problems of racial bias in police-led enforcement and related funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). You can watch the hearing at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Hearing here. In our letter to the Congress […]
The Vision Zero Network is one of many organizations questioning the role of enforcement in the goal of traffic safety. Traffic stops are the most common way for people in the U.S. to interact with police. And Black drivers are twice as likely to be pulled over and four-times as likely to be searched by […]
The Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads convened international experts for an interactive discussion on integrating fleet safety in Vision Zero programs. We were joined by Alex Epstein with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe Center, Peter Binham of Transportation for London, and Keith Kerman, New York City Chief Fleet Officer. Cities […]
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, […]
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.