DC Families for Safe Streets welcomes those impacted by traffic violence. Members may be family and friends who have lost a loved one in a crash, crash survivors, and family members of survivors. This includes individuals who were injured or lost loved ones who were here to visit or work. We also welcome those who are engaged on issues of traffic safety and public health through their professional lives and community service.

Vision Zero legislation in DC

Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. The DC Council unanimously passed the Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Bill in September 2020. Read our testimony from the October 2019 public hearing and our op-ed in the Washington Post in September 2020. We look forward to working with the Council and the Mayor to ensure that the Bill is fully funded and implemented.

Other national efforts

In addition to local efforts, below are other national efforts led by the founding Families for Safe Streets in NYC.

#CrashNotAccident

Traffic crashes are fixable problems, caused by dangerous streets and unsafe drivers. They are not accidents. Pledge to stop using the word “accident” today.

End the Silence on Traffic Violence

Traffic violence is an epidemic which kills 40,000 people and injures 3 million every year in the United States. Americans deserve a national leader who will end the senseless carnage on our roads and confront the epidemic of traffic violence. Learn more about the national crisis and demand a plan to end the silence on traffic violence.