Year after year, nearly 600 people die in New Jersey as a result of motor vehicle-related crashes. About one-third of these deaths are adults and children walking or riding their bikes. The number of pedestrian deaths this year is already set to exceed that of previous years. We can and must save lives and prevent injuries on NJ roadways.
The Vision Zero New Jersey Alliance, comprised of individuals from various safety organizations, is committed to eliminating all deaths and severe injuries on our roadways through an equitable, data-driven process.
We urge NJ legislators to:
- Pass a Vision Zero Policy for NJ in the 2020-2021 legislative session with a goal of eliminating all traffic deaths by 2030
- Create a Vision Zero Task Force comprised of a variety of state agencies, stakeholders, and advocates (see below) who can forge a data-driven plan to bring NJ’s number of vehicular deaths to zero.
- Support design, engineering and construction that consistently puts first the lives of New Jerseyians and the families and communities of which they are a part.