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Vision Zero aims to make city streets safer

Vision Zero
Posted at 6:54 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 19:58:05-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The city has launched a new initiative to make roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Vision Zero was unveiled today at City Hall.

The main goal for Vision Zero is to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by the year 2040.

Over the last three years, 9,000 drivers were cited for distracted driving.

City Councilmember Ben Molina believes that every driver shares a responsibility to be safe on the road.

“We want to make sure that as we are on the roadways ourselves driving our cars, riding our motorcycles or even piloting boats, that we want to make sure we look out for those around us,” Molina said.

City leaders and law enforcement will collaborate on strategies to accomplish the 20-year plan.

In the meantime, they ask everyone to log on to the city's website to take a pledge.