How does Vision Zero differ from the traditional approach to traffic safety? | Vision Zero Network

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American cities are adopting Vision Zero, drawn to its departure from traditional approaches to traffic safety. But what makes Vision Zero an innovative road safety policy with the potential to make our streets safe? In this case study — the first in a series — we identify the key elements that distinguish Vision Zero.

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A summary of the main points--differences between Vision Zero and previous approaches to traffic safety and injury/fatality prevention:

* Take the Approach that Traffic Deaths are Preventable

* Focus on System Failure

* Take a Systems Approach to Safety

* Move from Engineering to a Public Health Perspective

* Make Decisions based on Data

* Consider Road Safety as a Social Equity Issue