Stand with the LA Vision Zero Alliance and SoCal Families for Safe Streets, all victims of traffic violence and their families. Sign the pledge today for safe streets in Los Angeles. Add your name below.
SAFE STREETS PLEDGE
On August 24, 2015, the City of Los Angeles launched Vision Zero, an effort to end traffic fatalities in LA by 2025. In memory of the more than 500 people who have died in traffic collisions in Los Angeles since that day, I pledge:
To be a responsible driver:
- I will follow the speed limit, even if a wide street with few traffic signals encourages faster speeds.
- I will give pedestrians the right-of-way at all times.
- I will look for people in crosswalks and for bicyclists, and will slow down when making turns.
- I will not drive into a crosswalk when I see the signal is turning red and will stop at the stop bar when available.
- I will pull over to a safe place every time I need to operate my smartphone, even if it is just to check the screen.
- I will drive slowly in school zones and will not pass a school bus that has its STOP sign out and red lights flashing.
- If I drive my children to school, I will drop them off and pick them up in a safe manner, not double parking or letting them out in the middle of the block. I will find a safe place to pull over or park.
- I will never drive if I am impaired, even slightly, by drugs or alcohol.
- I will remain on the scene if I ever hit a pedestrian or bicyclist, and will call 911.
To be a responsible community member:
- I will support projects in my neighborhood that will make it safer for people walking and biking.
- I will support the City in allocating sufficient funding to implement street improvements that improve safety for people walking and biking, and that prioritize residents who are most vulnerable.
- I will encourage positive and education-based police enforcement efforts and interactions with community residents, and will urge the City to clearly communicate its enforcement efforts and impacts, so as not to further target and criminalize myself or my neighbors of color.
- I will encourage the City to develop public safety initiatives that reflect the character and values of its constituents.
- I will encourage the City to conduct deep community engagement around street safety through methods that are accessible and culturally relevant.
I take this pledge because I know that severe and deadly traffic crashes are preventable.
I pledge to do what I can to make Los Angeles streets safer, healthier, and more pleasant. I call on local policymakers to do the same.