• November 28th, 2023

Communities across the nation are turning to the Safe System approach to design transportation systems as a way to eventually reduce crash deaths and injuries to zero—the goal of Vision Zero programs. The Safe System approach uses thoughtful road and vehicle design to minimize the chance of a crash when people make mistakes and, when crashes do occur, to reduce crash forces so that people are less likely to be injured.

The purpose of this guide is to assist local decision makers, transportation professionals, and community advocates in effectively communicating about why the Safe System policies and engineering approaches are necessary, how they work, and how they benefit everyone who uses the roads. The proposed guide is intended for use by those implementing or advocating for Safe System improvements at the community level.

Read the full study here.