News: City of Austin seeks to reduce traffic deaths, serious injuries

AUSTIN, TX – The City of Austin is prioritizing its Vision Zero strategy in the new year, seeking to eliminate vehicular fatalities and serious injuries, according to a story by FOX 7 Austin yesterday.

While Vision Zero was first adopted six years ago, it has taken on added urgency in recent months. Roadway fatalities grew by 5% in 2020, a year marked by a COVID-related reduction in traffic. On average, a vehicular death is reported every five days, and a serious injury occurs every 20 hours.

Lewis Leff, Vision Zero’s Transportation Safety Officer, said that the city is taking a targeted approach to crash reduction, including increased traffic stops in problem areas, and addressing the “conditions that we know lead to the most severe crashes.”

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