For decades, we have known how to prevent traffic crashes in this country. We’ve watched other countries make incredible progress towards this goal, but we have lacked the leadership to prioritize roadway safety in the United States. We have a new Administration and a President who has experienced the tragedy firsthand. Now is the time to commit to completely eliminating the nearly 40,000 roadway deaths each year by 2050.
As many of you know, Joe Biden suffered a tragic loss due to a crash. His wife Neilia and their 13-month-old daughter Naomi were killed in 1972. Biden’s election presents an unprecedented opportunity for federal transportation policy. As the faces of traffic violence, Families for Safe Streets members must take advantage of this moment.
Together, we can ensure that early in his administration, President Biden sets a national goal of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2050. We have joined forces with several major national organizations, including the Road to Zero Coalition, the Vision Zero Network, and Toward Zero Deaths and have an important opportunity to make a change!
Valentine’s Day Cards – Participants Instructions for Crash Victims/Survivors
Special days like Valentine’s Day often trigger powerful emotions and memories for anyone who has lost a loved one or suffered a serious injury in a crash, regardless of how much time has passed. Valentine’s Day can feel particularly cruel because it is a day to celebrate love, and as a society, we have embraced the day to celebrate the love we feel for our parents, children, spouses, grandparents, siblings, and other family and friends. The day can bring up the pangs of grief because someone we love is now missing from this celebration or because we are no longer the person we were before our injuries in a crash.
You can select an e-postcard from this folder and share it yourself using the sample social media message below.
This is your chance to write a card to your family member who is lost or to your former pre-crash self.
To Celebrate 1,000 Signers (use attached image 1,000 Signatures!)
Big news from the #ZeroTrafficDeaths campaign- we’re at 1,000 signers! Join us, @Fam4SafeStreets @RoadToZeroUS Toward Zero Deaths and @Visionzeronet in our efforts to call for a commitment to safer streets from @POTUS and @SecretaryPete www.zerotrafficdeaths.org
Youth in Traffic Safety #1 (use attached image Every Child)
Crashes are a leading killer of youth in US. We need #ZeroTrafficDeaths for an investment in safer streets for people of all ages and a more just, sustainable, and active future. Join @Fam4SafeStreets @RoadToZeroUS Toward Zero Deaths and @Visionzeronet www.zerotrafficdeaths.org
To Join Our Valentine’s Day Efforts (use attached image Social Media_ Conor or image from library)
Every day 100 Americans like (NAME ON CARD) are killed on our roadways. This V-Day I join with @Fam4SafeStreets and urge @JoeBiden & @SecretaryButtigieg to commit to #ZeroTrafficDeaths by 2050 -zerotrafficdeaths.org
Every day 100 Americans like (NAME ON CARD) are killed on our roadways. This Valentine’s Day, I join with @Fam4SafeStreets, @RoadtoZeroCoalition, @VisionZeroNetwork, @TowardZeroDeaths and a thousand others to urge @JoeBiden & @SecretaryButtigieg to commit to #ZeroTrafficDeaths. Together, we can save 40,000 lives a year and prevent millions of life-altering injuries. ZeroTrafficDeaths.org
Car crashes are the number one killer of children and young adults in the United States. Every day 100 Americans like (NAME ON CARD) are killed on our roadways. This Valentine’s Day I join with @Fam4SafeStreets, @RoadtoZeroCoalition, @VisionZeroNetwork, @TowardZeroDeaths and a thousand others to urge @JoeBiden & @SecretaryButtigieg to commit to #ZeroTrafficDeaths. Together, we can save 40,000 lives a year and prevent millions of life-altering injuries. ZeroTrafficDeaths.org.
To show the impact of traffic violence on communities across the country, we want to share 100 Valentine’s Day card messages in a push for #ZeroTrafficDeaths. One hundred Americans are killed on our roadways every day, day after day, year after year, for the past 100 years.