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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.

November 20, 2018 | BY Veronica Vanterpool | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Safety Over Speed

First We Remember, Next We Organize for Change, Safety Thousands of people across the nation gathered Sunday, November 18 at vigils, memorial walks and rallies as part of the annual International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR2018). From Austin to San Jose to Chicago to Jersey City, those who led solemn sermons, …

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November 15, 2018 | BY Veronica Vanterpool | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Safety Over Speed

For Immediate Release: Communities Across U.S., Globe Organize for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Media Contacts: Veronica Vanterpool, Deputy Director, Vision Zero Network, veronica@visionzeronetwork.org Leah Shahum, Founder & Executive Director, Vision Zero Network, leah@visionzeronetwork.org November 15, 2018 – More than 1.3 million people are killed worldwide each year in traffic crashes, according …

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April 3, 2017 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press

A recent report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) documenting an unprecedented increase in traffic deaths among people walking was alarming enough. But to see widespread news coverage demeaning the seriousness of this issue by dumbing down the problem to one of too many pedestrians using cell phones was downright unsettling.

November 10, 2016 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press

People across the globe will rally the week leading up to International World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The goal is to recognize that traffic violence is one of the leading causes of death globally, with more than 1.25 million lives lost last year.

February 11, 2016 | BY Vision Zero Network | IN News

When her father was killed, even Emily Stein called it an accident. Five years ago, when she was six months pregnant, her father was struck and killed by a motorist who was driving distracted while programming a GPS. Though the cause of her father’s death was so tragically clear, even Stein defaulted to a word …

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November 19, 2015 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News

As I walked with more than 100 people in San Francisco’s first-ever commemoration of the World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims, I saw signs of hope. Tragically, we know the commemoration and action of millions worldwide will not bring back the loved ones lost to traffic violence, nor take away the suffering of those …

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November 11, 2015 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network (415) 269-4170, leah@visionzeronetwork.org November 11, 2015 — More than 1.2 million people lose their lives each year in traffic crashes across the globe – including more than 33,000 in America. This Sunday, on the 20th anniversary of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic …

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November 5, 2015 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News

Blog by Leah Shahum and Alex Stone On November 15, Kristi Finney-Dunn will post a nearly life-size silhouette of her son, Dustin (pictured right), at the spot where he was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Four years ago, Dustin was simply bicycling home in Portland, Ore. when his life was tragically cut short …

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October 21, 2015 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News

Chelsea Norman was 24 years old when she was hit and killed by a driver as she was biking home from work in Houston. She had a dream to open a wine and dessert shop. Pui Fong Yim Lee was 78 years old when she was struck and killed by a driver while walking in …

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