Goals & Principles

Vision Zero is simple in its mission:

Eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries in Martin County. Achieving this goal will require a change in culture because business as usual is generating preventable injuries and deaths every year in Martin County.

The culture change for Vision Zero is grounded in seven key principles:

The work towards Vision Zero is imperative. While the goal is simple, the path to achieve the outcome is challenging and will require a complete reversal from a business-as-usual culture; to build, maintain, and manage the transportation system in Martin County.

Why is the vision imperative? Because even one traffic related death is one too many.

Yet the trends are going in the wrong direction and must change. Traffic crashes in Martin County are increasing and the number of serious injury and fatal crashes over the past five years has remained steady. The cost is loss of loved ones, friends, and co-workers as well as the lasting and debilitating impacts on daily life. The commitment to Vision Zero will save money and lives.

Title VI ADA statement
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons with questions or concerns about nondiscrimination, or who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or language translation services (free of charge) should contact Ricardo Vazquez, Senior Planner (Title VI/Non-discrimination Contact) at (772) 223-7983 or rvazquez@martin.fl.us. Hearing impaired individuals are requested to telephone the Florida Relay System at #711.