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Traffic victims vigil urges statewide adoption of Vision Zero

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Tai Moses

A diverse movement of traffic safety advocates is urging elected officials across Texas to “take responsibility for their role in ending the epidemic of traffic violence,” according to a press release. Family members of accident victims, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, leaders of Vision Zero Texas, Central Texas Families for Safe Streets, and the Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council are among the organizers and attendees of a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims vigil that aims to “publicly call for swift implementation of safety measures across Texas.” An average of 10 people lose their lives each day on the highways and streets of Texas while “another 50 suffer life-altering serious injuries. Activists and transportation safety professionals demand that every level of Texas government adopt Vision Zero” by the end of 2020. The vigil will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, at Wooldridge Square Park, 900 Guadalupe St., 5 -7 p.m.

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