Maryland Traffic Slows Down Following Anti-Speeding Effort

Cover from powerpoint presentation titled A Speed Management Pilot Program in Bishopville Maryland

At the AASHTO Committee on Safety Meeting in April 2022, Tim Kerns and Vivian Berra Figuereo of the Maryland Department of Transportation reported on a speed management demonstration project in Bishopville, Maryland. The project was funded by a grant from GHSA, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF). The project combined enforcement, engineering, and public outreach, resulting in a 9% decrease in average speeds. During […] has a new look

Toward Zero Deaths - The National Strategy Vision is a Highway System Free of Fatalities

Welcome to the new and improved and thank you for spending time to learn, improve and share your traffic safety strategies. Toward Zero Deaths: The National Strategy in Highway Safety remains the cornerstone of the website, but with improvements to functionality and navigation across the entire site. The website has been restructured with you […]

TZD Participates in New Road To Zero Coalition to End Roadway Fatalities

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In 2016 alone, more than 40,000 people died on U.S. roads, a number that saw a 6 percent increase from 2015 and a 14 percent increase from 2014, according to the National Safety Council. This increase is the highest in more than five decades. On top of that, more than 4.5 million motor vehicle injuries […]

Share Our PSA Video—It Could Save a Life

Last year more than 30000 people died on our nation's roadways

The Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) PSA, Moving Toward Zero, helps communicate the mission of TZD and how we must all work together to get to zero. We see a tragic number of traffic fatalities on our nation’s roadways. Many are working to reduce that number. How do we move Toward Zero Deaths? Zero is not […]

Making Safe Behavior the Only Choice Through Infrastructure Management


The success of many Toward Zero Deaths National Strategies rely on our infrastructure. Even simple innovations in the way we design and build our roadways can lead to safer conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. One of the most simplistic examples of the way infrastructure interacts with another safety emphasis area is speed management. Specifically, […]

Only Together Can We Move Toward Zero Deaths

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Welcome Thank you for joining the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) initiative. Every year, traffic crashes claim the lives of more than 32,000 people in the United States–that’s 32,000 people taken from their family and friends. And despite the efforts of thousands of people working nationwide to make our roadways safer, traffic fatalities are still on […]

Transportation Industry Aims for Zero Deaths on U.S. Roads Releases National Strategy on Highway Safety​

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The National Strategy on Highway Safety, called Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) was officially rolled out today nationwide. The TZD plan provides countermeasures in education, engineering, enforcement and emergency medical services (EMS) for organizations, businesses and individuals to reduce deaths on our roadways from over 33,000 each year to zero. “The philosophy behind Toward Zero Deaths […]