World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims took place this past weekend amidst a year of rising pedestrian fatalities from traffic crashes. This was a global event to remember the millions who have been killed or seriously injured due to traffic violence and to acknowledge the suffering of all affected victims, families, and communities caused by preventable traffic crashes. 

Philadelphia needs Vision Zero now more than ever. Despite fewer cars on the road in 2020, a total of 156 people died in Philadelphia due to traffic violence. In 2021, there have been 106 fatalities so far — and the year isn’t over yet. Traffic deaths are preventable and unacceptable.