In 2017, families impacted by traffic violence partnered with Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) -- advocates for reducing dependency on cars in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut -- to form Families for Safe Streets New Jersey (FSS NJ). FSS NJ gives New Jersey residents who have lost loved ones or been injured in traffic crashes the opportunity to receive support services as well as to channel their pain and grief into action.
We are victims of traffic violence and families whose loved ones have been killed or severely injured by aggressive or reckless driving and dangerous conditions on New Jersey streets or elsewhere.
We advocate. We seek changes that may have saved our loved ones or prevented injuries by building upon the work undertaken by TSTC. We press for cultural and physical change through education, legislation, enforcement, and roadway engineering. We demand an end to traffic violence.
We envision. We work to create a New Jersey where pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles safely co-exist, and where people travel freely without risk of harm. We promote a state where no loss of life in traffic is acceptable and no other families suffer as we have.
We share. Through our stories and advocacy, we bear witness to our pain and suffering, using our voices to communicate the personal toll behind the statistics. We gain strength and emotional support from the bond forged through our shared experience. This personal connection, combined with our advocacy, inspires us to keep fighting.