Losing a loved one to traffic violence is a painful and traumatic experience. Below are some resources where you can find support, or get involved with advocacy efforts.

Resources

Los Angeles Walks & Southern California Families for Safe Streets produced this resource guide for those who have lost a loved one to traffic violence.

Support Groups

Southern California Families for Safe Streets

As individuals who have lost loved ones or been injured in traffic crashes, SoCal Families for Safe Streets offers support and opportunities for action to people who share our unique grief.

They seek to make it socially unacceptable to drive recklessly and press for solutions like safe multi-modal streets to prevent other loved ones from enduring injury or harm. Families for Safe Streets envisions a city where pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles safely co-exist by encouraging the rapid implementation of Vision Zero. Join them or download their support guide.

Families for Safe Streets NYC

Although based in New York, FSS NYC has online facebook support groups, with links here.

Advocacy Efforts

Streets Are For Everyone

Organization aiming to improve quality of life for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers alike by working to reduce traffic caused fatalities to Zero.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Third Sunday of every November, with events internationally.

Milt Olin Foundation

Foundation working to prevent distracted driving and make streets safe for everyone.

Zachary Michael Cruz Foundation

Berkeley-based foundation advocating for pedestrian safety across California. Started the initiative OursDid.org, also known as Drive Like Your Kid Died Here.