Families for Safe Streets

FSS members at a rally


Families for Safe Streets confronts the epidemic of traffic violence through advocacy and support.

Every two hours in NYC, someone is killed or seriously injured in a traffic crash.

These are preventable crashes—not "accidents"—and the reckless driving and dangerous street design that cause these crashes have proven solutions.

We are represented by hundreds of members who have been injured or lost loved ones in crashes. Together, we transform our grief by telling our personal stories of trauma and loss to raise awareness and bring about policy and legislative change. Through hard-fought campaigns, we have lowered the speed limit and brought speed safety cameras to nearly every school district in NYC. We fight to end all traffic violence because no death or life-altering injury is acceptable.

We believe no one should have to endure the physical, emotional and spiritual trauma of traffic violence alone. FSS support services include monthly support communities, peer-mentoring, logistical assistance and a detailed resource guide.

In partnership with Transportation Alternatives, Families for Safe Streets was founded in 2014. With chapters forming across the country, we have begun a national movement to end this epidemic.

Join with us to be part of the solution. 



 

Families for Safe Streets Events

October 2019

  • Forum for Religious Leaders on the Epide…


    Brooklyn Borough Hall
    New York

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    Please join Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, the Interfaith Center of NY and Families for Safe Streets at a special forum for faith leaders on the Public Health Epidemic of Traffic Injuries and Deaths -- the Role of Faith Communities. Traffic violence affects people of every religion, class, gender and ability. We can all be part of the solution to prevent future crashes and provide support to those who've been personally impacted. The forum will include a training for Sermons for Safe Streets.

November 2019

  • Sermons for Safe Streets


    Faith Communities Throughout NYC
    New York

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    During the week of World Day of Remembrance (Nov. 10-17) sermons across NYC, of all faiths, will address the public health epidemic of traffic violence, offering New Yorkers the opportunity to join the United Nations and cities around the world in memorializing those who've been killed in local neighborhoods - and calling for safer streets. Imagine if all peoples and all religions come together as one, to pray for a day when there are no more senseless deaths and injuries due to reckless driving. All faith leaders can use their pulpits, prayers and programming to remind communities it is up…
  • World Day of Remembrance in NYC


    Queens, NY
    New York

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    Please join Families for Safe Streets, the United Nations, and cities around the world in commemorating World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.  Together, we will memorialize those who've been killed and injured in our local neighborhoods and we will call for safer streets.