Bar Bulletin

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Vision Zero, the Law & You

January 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Bob Anderton

Vision Zero is an international strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for everyone. We need Vision Zero.

Vision Zero was first approved by the Swedish Parliament in 1997.1 Seattle produced its first Vision Zero plan in 2015.2 Washington has been producing its Target Zero Highway Safety Plans since 2000. 

Washington and Seattle’s plans both call for zero deaths or serious injuries on our roads by 2030. Actually achieving this shared vision, however, requires more than rhetoric; it requires action.

While U.S. traffic fatalities decreased overall in 2018, compared to the prior year, more pedestrians and...

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