Vision Zero is an international road traffic safety project that aims to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries in road traffic. It was founded in Sweden in 1994. Only three years later, the Swedish Parliament turned the notion of Vision Zero into national law. Countries around the world have since modelled its road safety strategies based on the Swedish approach.
Even though there is still a long road ahead of us, Vision Zero is not only a utopian dream; it is much more attainable than it seems. Many towns and cities have already achieved this aim and turned the vision into a reality. The interactive online DEKRA Vision Zero map visualizes all cities and towns with over 50.000 inhabitants that have achieved the target of zero fatalities in any single year since 2009.
In order to learn from these successful towns and cities we would like to show examples for best practice and discuss with transport experts about ways to further improve road safety. Furthermore, a preview will be given of the main insights from the DEKRA Road Safety Report 2017, of which the 10th issue will be published the next day.