Big trucks and SUVs, especially those with flat front ends, aren’t just more intimidating to look at, they are genuinely deadlier for pedestrians, according to new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Read the full CNN Article:

ARLINGTON, VA – This past Sunday, November 19, 2023, North Virginia Families for Safe Streets commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at Wakefield High School. We honored the pedestrians killed by drivers in Fairfax County, Arlington County, and the City of Alexandria counties in 2023. A row of 19 empty chairs with a single candle placed on each represented the victims who ranged from 23-86 years old. “Every one of these folks was a mother, a father, a son, or a daughter,” said Arlington Chief of Police Andy Penn. Following the event, participants walked two blocks to the site on Rt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: October 16, 2023Contact: Jillian Cowherd(804) Top 5 Safety Tips for Teen Drivers DMV Urges Teens to Speak Up About Safety as Part of National Teen Driver Safety Week RICHMOND – National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 15-21, and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), home of the Virginia Highway Safety Office, encourages parents to talk with their teens about the importance of driving safely and urges teens to speak up if they see something dangerous or feel unsafe in a vehicle. “The freedom of driving is exciting for teens, but it is also serious business. We need to start conversations

For Immediate Release: February 14, 2023 Alexandria, VA: Northern Virginia Families for Safe Streets (NoVA FSS), the leading pedestrian safety advocacy organization in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria, is launching the new version of the Near Miss and Dangerous Locations data reporting and dashboard, a crowdsourced reporting application and data visualization platform. Near Miss and Dangerous Location reports are submitted by people who walk, bike or drive on Northern Virginia streets, roads and sidewalks. The collected data is available to the public at no cost. This data is also used to inform Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT), Alexandria Transportation and Environmental Services

A summary of the Arlington Families for Safe Streets (Arl FSS) October 26, 2022 meeting is now available. Please read the October 2022 meeting notes and find out how you can get involved.

“Seven years ago, the District of Columbia made an ambitious commitment: It would aim to eliminate traffic deaths in the city by 2024. Christened Vision Zero, the program prompted other cities and jurisdictions in the region to follow, instituting several projects, like reducing speed limits, adding more protected bike lanes, and other safety infrastructure. “But all over the D.C. area, the project has failed. Not only have traffic deaths persisted — they’ve reached their highest numbers in nearly 15 years.” Read the full article