Monday, May 10, 2021

Webinar: Addressing Unjust Financial Penalties in Traffic Safety with Vision Zero

 Addressing Unjust Financial Penalties in Traffic Safety

  • Start: May 12, 2021 11:00 AM MT
  • End: May 12, 2021 12:00 PM MT

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 10am-11am PT / 11am-noon MT / 1pm-2pm ET

Recognizing and addressing inequities and injustices in traditional traffic safety work - including Vision Zero - must be a priority at all levels. What does prioritizing racial- and income-equity mean in your local- or state-based Vision Zero advocacy?

Join us for an important opportunity to learn from the Fines and Fees Justice Center, about how traffic citations and the resulting financial penalties disproportionately harm low-income communities and people of color.

We’ll be joined by Priya Sarathy Jones, National Policy and Campaigns Director at the FFJC. Their important work includes advocating for national legislation, which Vision Zero Network supports, called the Driving for Opportunity Act to create incentives to stop debt-based driver’s license suspensions, which disproportionately burden Black and Latino people in the U.S.

Learn about local efforts that can serve as models for Vision Zero leaders in shifting the paradigm from an over-reliance on enforcement and unfair fines and fees. One example includes San Francisco’s program offering discounted fines & fees for low-income people, including for parking tickets, etc. And we’ll talk about how taking a proactive, Safe Systems approach - such as Seattle’s work to lower speed limits and using other strategies to prevent crashes without increasing enforcement, can be part of the shift.

Webinar participant levels are as follows:

  • Consultants, for-profit company staff, and participants earning continuing education credits: $25.
  • Public sector & Nonprofit staff, and Community members: $10 (use code: GOV).
  • Limited income attendees: No charge (enter code FREE to the “Discount Code” field). No-one turned away for lack of funds.
    Your receipt will be sent via email.

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) supports the educational content of this webinar to offer PDH credit.

Register for the webinar here.