FDOT District 1 conducted a Vision Zero Workshop on May 4th & 5th, 2022.
What is the difference between Vision Zero, Target Zero and Safe System?
Vision Zero is branded through the Vision Zero Network. It starts with the ethical belief that everyone has the right to move safely in their communities and that system designers and policy makers share the responsibility to ensure safe systems for travel. Vision Zero acknowledges that many factors contribute to safe mobility, including roadway design, speeds, behaviors, technology, and policy. Vision Zero is different because it recognizes that people make mistakes. It is a multidisciplinary approach that brings together stakeholders to address the complex problem. Vision Zero is a goal of zero serious injuries and fatalities on the roadways.
Target Zero builds upon Vision Zero by focusing on influencing dangerous driver behavior before serious injury or fatalities occur. Target Zero establishes actions for all safety partners to improve how Florida connects, interacts, plans, designs, operates, and maintains the transportation system.
Safe System is how we will achieve Vision Zero. Safe System has been adopted by USDOT and has six main principles. (Death and Serious Injuries are unacceptable, Humans make mistakes, Humans are vulnerable, Responsibility is shared, Safety is Proactive, and Redundancy is crucial).