A NEW APPROACH TO
ELIMINATE ALL TRAFFIC-RELATED INJURIES AND DEATHS BY 2030
To achieve that goal, we are looking for answers to three major questions:
Where are crashes and injuries most prevalent in Hoboken?
What is causing crash-related injuries and deaths in Hoboken?
What can we do to prevent these crashes?
Mayor Bhalla encourages all residents to take the following pledge:
THE VISION ZERO PLEDGE
Because I know my choices matter, I pledge to respect the safety of my community and eliminate all traffic-related injuries and deaths in Hoboken by 2030 by committing the following actions:
I pledge to...
Yield to the most vulnerable road user, regardless of the rules of the road.
Follow all laws and regulations governing the use of Hoboken’s streets.
Always look out for pedestrians at crosswalks and turn slowly around corners. When I see a pedestrian crossing the street, I will yield the right of way.
Never park where I obstruct visibility in a crosswalk. Parking too close to a crosswalk is not only illegal, but it also blocks sightlines for approaching pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers.
Look out by looking up. While distracted driving is one of the leading causes of crashes, it is also one of the most preventable. Therefore, when I’m behind the wheel, I will keep my eyes on the street.
Never drive if I am impaired, even slightly, by drugs and alcohol.
Drive extra slowly and cautiously around schools and parks. If I am dropping a child off at school, I pledge to not park in a manner that prevents pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers from safely using the street.
Remember that when I am behind the wheel, my vehicle can take someone’s life or cause serious harm, regardless of which user violated the rules.
Never flee a crash scene and always call 911 if I hit a pedestrian or cyclist.
Not to exceed 20 MPH in Hoboken, realizing that the likelihood of causing serious injury to a pedestrian increases significantly at speeds above 20 MPH.