D.C. Lawmakers Introduce Overarching Vision Zero Legislation To Strengthen Road Safety (5-9-19)

A new bill would ban right turns on red citywide, speed up road repairs in dangerous areas, and more

After a number of high-profile traffic fatalities this spring and an overall increasein traffic deaths since 2015—the year Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled D.C.’s Vision Zero initiative—a majority of the D.C. Council is moving to codify ambitious street improvements in the law through a comprehensive bill. At 19 pages, the legislation outlines several ways of making roads safer, including banning right turns on red and building infrastructure more quickly.

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