Who We Are
Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia (FSSGP) is comprised of victims of traffic violence and families whose loved ones have been killed or severely injured by aggressive, reckless, or careless driving, behavior enabled by a dangerous street design. We represent the full range of greater Philadelphia’s rich diversity and collectively demand an end to traffic violence.
Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia confronts traffic violence and its epidemic of tragic injuries and deaths. We advocate for life-saving changes and provide support to those affected by deadly crashes in our communities.
Why its important
Among urban areas, the Philadelphia region has one of the highest per capita traffic fatality rates. However, this issue constantly gets overshadowed by gun violence and the opioid crisis, while on average 100 people are killed by traffic violence each year in Philadelphia alone. Although Philadelphia has adopted a Vision Zero Action Plan and a target goal to reduce traffic fatalities to zero by 2030, much remains to be done.