Mayor proposes Vision Zero Act of 2015

Mayor Muriel Bowser submitted the Vision Zero Act of 2015 last week for consideration by the Council. "This ambitious legislation, which was prepared by an interagency task force, will help ensure greater safety for people walking, biking, and driving across the city," Bowser wrote in her comments to Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. The Act includes provisions for ignition interlock devices and stronger penalties for impaired drivers, a Complete Streets law to make street design safer for all road users, and increased penalties for all-terrain vehicles. Click on this link to read the proposed legislation. Last spring Bowser announced that the District would pursue a Vision Zero initiative and aim to reduce traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2024.