Dekra counts 922 cities free of traffic deaths

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“Vision Zero”: this strategy, which was originally developed in Sweden, means 100% safe arrivals and zero road fatalities.

Many towns and cities have achieved this aim in recent years, in Europe, the United States and Japan. Here is link to map – http://www.dekra-vision-zero.com/map/

The Dekra road safety report 2017 (p29) identified 922 towns/cities with over 50,000 inhabitants that recorded at least one year with zero traffic fatalities between 2009 and 2015, while 16 towns/cities recorded six or seven years with zero traffic fatalities. For towns/cities with over 100,000 inhabitants, the figures since 2009 are as follows: 193 towns/cities recorded at least one year with zero traffic fatalities between 2009 and 2015 and three towns/cities recorded five years with zero traffic fatalities. And in towns/cities with over 200,000 inhabitants, 29 towns/cities recorded at least one year with zero traffic fatalities between 2009 and 2015 and three towns/cities recorded four years with zero traffic fatalities.

In Hamilton NZ, we have had a year free of traffic deaths since 2000. But sadly we haven’t had a target to have everyone home safe and healthy, every day, and with no exceptions

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And lets not forget NZ Easter Holiday 2012 Zero & NZ Queen’s Birthday 2013 Zero

References:

Dekra road safety report 2017 – page 29

Access Hamilton safety action plan 2010 – page 26

HCC Growth and Infrastructure 9 May 17 – page 35

 

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