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.
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