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SoCal Families For Safe Streets ... Bringing #CrashNOTAccident To Life
SoCal Families for Safe Streets Is Expanding ... Join Us!


Working along with Los Angeles Walks, SAFE convened another gathering of our project, Southern California Families for Safe Streets. Led by Debbie Hsiung (a mother who lost her son) and Beverly Shelton (who lost her 5 year old grandson), SoCal Families For Safe Streets is a coalition of community members (families and friends) who have personally survived a severe traffic collision or whose loved ones have been killed or severely injured in a traffic crash. Check out Debbie's and Beverly's stories, along with Lili Trujillo's, in the videos below. 










 











These families and individuals came together in their grief and loss to make a difference on our streets and make a committment to preventing these devastating crashes from affecting other families. They gather together for support and to share information and stories with the purpose of creating a groundswell of demand for safer streets. Together we advocate for the policy, engineering, enforcement and education solutions that will be the most effective in improving safety on our streets for everyone who walks, bicycles and drives in Southern California. I, personally, am amazed by their strength and resiliency in the face of tragedy. 








The purpose of this latest meeting was to discuss our exciting plans for World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims on November 18th, 2018 (more details on that later...) and also brainstorm ideas on what message can be conveyed to the city to take street safety improvements seriously. 

SAFE will be a part of the planning committee for WDR 2018 and invite those of you who are interested to join! If you or someone you know has been injured or lost a loved one to a traffic collision, please reach out to us and we'll let you know when the next meeting is. 

In the meantime, please check out the videos above and some of the other individuals/organizations involved. We definitely couldn't accomplish this without our partners.

Los Angeles Walks
Ours Did
Stop 4 Aidan
Street Racing Kills

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Author: Dayna