Vision Zero, Road to Zero, and Toward Zero Deaths are the three initiatives working with coalitions at the national, State, and local levels to eliminate traffic-related fatalities across the United States (FHWA).
Zero Deaths Initiatives are a comprehensive re-thinking of road safety that treats all traffic fatalities and severe injuries as preventable while providing safe, accessible, and equitable transportation options for all.
Why does this matter?
- New Jersey is federally designated as a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Focus State due to high numbers of pedestrian or bicycle-involved fatalities.
- New Jersey’s pedestrian fatality rate continues to significantly exceed the national average.