Safety & Accident

Philadelphia Launches Vision Zero Program

September 28, 2017

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The City of Philadelphia has released its Vision Zero Three-Year Action Plan, which aims to eliminate traffic-related deaths by 2030. The program’s fleet benchmarks are to increase the number of fleet vehicles with traffic safety equipment and technologies and increase fleet operator knowledge of Vision Zero and pedestrian safety.

One way the project aims to decrease traffic-related deaths is updating its fleet safety policy to incorporate Vision Zero traffic safety priorities. Action items include creating a citywide incentive program to recognize safe drivers and departments with safe drivers, creating a pre- and post-use survey process for departments to collect information from drivers, and focusing training on high-crash city departments.

Through the plan, the city’s Fleet and Risk Management Departments will be tasked with establishing a funding plan for additional safety equipment and technology for city vehicles, including side guard, warning systems, cameras, GPS, and telematics. The team will also study whether high-visibility cabbed-trucks could be adopted as a safer alternative to the fleet’s current trucks.

Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney first signed an executive order to create the Vision Zero Task Force in November 2016.

Click here to read the full plan.


  1. 1. Joe [ September 29, 2017 @ 01:43PM ]

    Speed cameras were called 3-card monte by a judge and they make many errors. The slow speed limits and barely over tickets are a ruse.

    Longer yellows most effective reduction

    Great Story on how Vision Zero and traffic calming are causing crashes. Use this when talking to the bike people.


    This is all hysteria building. Passing school buses? 2015 had ZERO deaths from illegal passing nationwide. PA one of safest years ever. Set your own speed limits to what, 5 mph? More ticketing by cops? Why? Radar also makes many errors.

    David Oh is correct, reducing speeds causes problems. Why is nobody calling for 85th percentile speed limits, longer yellow lights, and stop signs only where needed? No, they call for red-light and speed cameras to ticket safe drivers. Most people are not intentionally breaking laws. Simple engineering fixes would work, too.

    Now, multiple media outlets said crashes went up after red-light cameras went in, in the city. Why is this not ever reported anymore? So we are now to believe people, who deny the past? Also, the speed cameras were called 3-card monte by a judge, and shown to make a lot of errors. They have also had little effect in crashes, and some studies show crashes increasing, where speed cams are used.

    People who walk, run, and bike in the city must also start obeying the rules. They are the biggest whiners, but they are terrible lawbreakers.

    As long as the goal is to ticket safe drivers to make money, the city is a farce. Reams of data says the opposite of what the "plan" proposes.

    Check out the National Motorists Association.

  2. 2. Tim [ October 06, 2017 @ 01:17PM ]

    I think Philly wants to bring in the loot and also get people to stop driving. If you read what they are doing and want to do, you see how illogical all this is.


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