'Vision Zero' aims to eliminate traffic deaths and injuries in Maine

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Greater Portland Council of Governments is working on a new project that aims to eliminate traffic deaths and injuries ...

December 2, 2022
4:42 AM

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Greater Portland Council of Governments is working on a new project that aims to eliminate traffic deaths and injuries by making roadways safer. Last year in Maine, 150 people died and 678 others were seriously injured because of traffic-related crashes. The new strategy is called Vision Zero. Multiple other states and countries have found success with Vision Zero, after implementing new traffic measures in certain areas where crashes tend to happen more often. To do that, some of the measures that could be taken include decreasing speeds at some roads where crashes tend to happen; modify the layout of a road, crosswalk, or intersection; or fix any other potential road-system infrastructure.

Hannah Yechivi