First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero represents a paradigm shift in strategy to address transportation safety. The core concept behind Vision Zero is the fact that humans make mistakes and that the road system should be designed to account for those mistakes to prevent loss of life. Vision Zero is a strategy that seeks to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.
A Vision Zero city meets the following minimum criteria:
"There's no one someone won't miss."
-Transport Accident Commission Victoria
Toward Zero Deaths
Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) is the National Strategy on Highway Safety that brings together stakeholders by defining the common vision to drive individual and collaborative efforts to improve highway safety.