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DDOT Invites Public Comment on Revised Rules for Vision Zero

Thursday, January 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) –The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites the public to comment on the revised rulemaking for Vision Zero. Public comments will be accepted from now through Monday, March 6, 2017.

Vision Zero is the Bowser Administration's plan to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries by the year 2024. The revised rulemaking is based on input the agency received in written comments and hearing testimony last fall.

“The District is committed to Vision Zero and we understand that public input is essential for us to realize our goal of zero traffic fatalities and zero serious injuries,” said DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo. “We have revised the rules to reflect the input we heard from the public and look forward to enhancing our efforts to address behaviors such as excessive speeding that we know cost lives."

The revised Vision Zero proposal strikes a balance between strengthening deterrents of dangerous behavior and establishing a new framework for penalties that are both proportional to existing fine regimes, and reflective of the fatal consequences of violations.

DDOT welcomes feedback on these newly proposed rules. Any interested person may send comments electronically to [email protected].

Interested parties can also write Alice Kelly, Manager, Policy and Legislative Affairs Division, Office of the Director, District Department of Transportation, 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20003.

Copies of the proposed rules are available by writing to the above address, and electronically in the DC Register (http://dcregs.dc.gov/Gateway/NoticeHome.aspx?noticeid=6369134).

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

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