In an effort to take a proactive stance against traffic deaths and serious injuries, Washington’s traffic safety organizations have developed a strategic plan. This plan, known as Target Zero, prioritizes traffic safety needs and objectives based on the factors that have been found to contribute most to deaths and serious injuries on our roads. The Target Zero priorities are broken down into four levels based on the percentage of traffic fatalities caused by various factors including impaired driving, speeding, young drivers and wildlife. By focusing on these priorities through education, enforcement, engineering and emergency medical response, Washington aims to end deaths and serious injuries by 2030.
To find out more about the target zero program in Washington state and for ways you can help bring about change, visit http://www.targetzero.com/blog/blog/blog/default.htm
To view data on the number and cause of traffic deaths and serious injuries throughout Washington state, check out the Washington State Traffic Commission’s website at http://1.usa.gov/16ykQHR