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

November 6, 2023 Fairfax Families for Safe Streets signed onto a letter sent to Gregg Steverson, Acting Director, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, supporting promised pedestrian safety improvements at the One University development near George Mason University. November 6, 2023Mr. Gregg SteversonActing DirectorFairfax County Department of Transportation4050 Legato Road, Suite 400Fairfax, VA 22033 Dear Mr. Steverson: We are writing to reiterate our support for fully implementing all of the pedestrian safety improvements required as part of the rezoning for One University, and we urge Fairfax County and VDOT to fully enforce the applicant’s implementation and funding of these improvements. The Board of Supervisors approved the

Source: Wtopnews Author: Scott Gelman | October 25, 2023, 2:45 PM Since the new school year started in August, thousands of drivers have been caught speeding by cameras placed near eight Fairfax County, Virginia, schools, according to police data obtained by WTOP. In August and September, nearly 13,000 drivers were caught going 10 or more miles per hour above the posted speed limit. Over 3,500 speeders were caught in August, and over 9,300 were identified in September. Since April, when the county initiative started, more than 55,000 drivers were caught speeding. However, a Fairfax County police spokesman said the department doesn’t yet have the

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

2023 is an election year and Democratic primaries are just around the corner. Ffx FSS wants to help you make an informed decision about the candidates who will work the hardest on your behalf to make our county’s streets safe for everyone.   Who are the candidates who are making safe streets a priority? We asked all Board of Supervisors candidates to explain their positions on five important Sustainable Transportation topics.  You can read their responses on our new 2023 Voter Resources page.  Democratic candidates will participate in a June 20th primary to determine who will run in the general election on November 7th. Early voting

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2023 Alexandria, VA: Fairfax Families for Safe Streets (Ffx FSS), the leading pedestrian safety advocacy organization in Fairfax and with affiliated FSS chapters in Alexandria and Arlington (collectively NoVA FSS) has released the The Fairfax County Safe Streets Report – 2022. The report brings awareness to the long-standing and increasing risks to the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vulnerable road users in Fairfax County.  There were a record 32 pedestrian crash fatalities during 2022, and an additional 53 serious pedestrian injuries from crashes.  The number of fatalities in 2022 was significantly higher than recent years and higher than the

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