Zero Traffic Deaths

February 3, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Zero Traffic Deaths

The very public, stepped-up federal policy commitments to roadway safety – announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) in late January 2022 – are unprecedented on many levels. One is this: for the first time, our nation’s transportation leaders recognize and embrace the power of ZERO. "I understand the scale of the challenge […]

January 27, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press, Zero Traffic Deaths

Vision Zero Network Statement on New National Roadway Safety Strategy Safety advocates are praising the new National Roadway Safety Strategy, calling it a significant step forward to stem and reverse a troubling upturn in traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The new Strategy, released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), sets a first-ever […]
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.  […]
Triny Willerton is a mom of five, a wife, a musician, and a cyclist. Three years ago, she was struck from behind by a driver with a truck while biking on the streets of Boulder, Colorado, where she lives. She sustained 12 fractures and a punctured lung in the crash. Today, Triny is working to […]

September 7, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Zero Traffic Deaths

As we cheer the introduction of the first-ever Congressional Resolution calling for the national goal of Zero Traffic Deaths, we need your help to enlist supporters and ensure that this encouraging step translates to ACTION! As of our latest update on December 8, 2021, there are 54 official supporters of the Resolution in Congress – out […]

July 27, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press, Zero Traffic Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 27, 2021 Media contacts:Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network, leah@visionzeronetwork.org Amy Cohen, Families for Safe Streets, amy@familiesforsafestreets.org, 646-581-4232  Congress Considers Confronting Traffic Safety Epidemic with Commitment to Vision Zero  In the face of a worsening safety crisis on our roads, community members across the country applauded the introduction today of a bicameral Congressional […]

April 1, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Zero Traffic Deaths

No one is saying it will be quick or easy. But, no one should say it’s impossible or pointless. Zero traffic deaths is achievable and, for the most part, we know how to do it. In a National Briefing (full recording here and presentation here) with more than 600 people on March 31, 2021, the case […]

March 29, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Zero Traffic Deaths

Join Us March 31st to “Do the Math” to Reach Zero Responding to a startling increase in the number of traffic deaths, leaders are calling for stepped-up national leadership and urgency to prioritize safety in the everyday transportation system, which allowed for 42,060 fatalities in 2020, an 8% increase over the prior year, and a […]
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