DC in 1938:Raised “death flag” for traffic deaths. Give honor to victims/visibility to problem. #VisionZero

So, apparently, in 1938, Washington DC used two flags to announce the city’s progress in traffic safety: a white one was put up on Deathless Days and a black skull & cross bones when a traffic death was reported.

What might it do to help promote a safety culture if we give honor to victims and visibility to progress (or the lack thereof) in moving Towards Zero Crash Deaths & Serious Injuries.

Also, see this article: When D.C. Flew the Skull and Crossbones For Every Traffic Death

And, today, Traffic Safety/Deaths is not even an issue on whitehouse.gov. See for yourself.

Do it, President Obama, for We the People of this United States of America! #VisionZero



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