Safer Streets, Sensible Laws
Safer Streets L.A. is a grassroots organization dedicated to furthering the interests of the motoring public through the adoption of scientifically sound and sensible transportation and traffic laws. We adhere to the principle of “safety first” as opposed to the usual short-sighted approach of “enforcement first” as we understand that increased enforcement does not always result in safer streets. When it does, we support it. However, safety problems on our roadways are often the result of an engineering or information deficiency, not a willful driver behavior problem requiring increased enforcement and draconian fines.
We believe that accurate information and critical thinking are crucial to implementing sound public policy. Towards that end, we strive to provide the public and our elected representatives with well researched and verifiable data. Unfortunately, and all too often, government officials base their decisions on supposition and personal beliefs or information from those that have a vested interest in a higher citation rate and increased penalties. Our goal is to counter long-held misconceptions and self-serving misinformation with solid facts in order to promote scientifically based solutions to motorist and pedestrian safety issues. We all want safer streets. Our mission is to help us get there.