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Effort to eliminate traffic deaths to be discussed in DC

March 31, 2017 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who are working to eliminate traffic deaths in Washington are getting together to discuss their ideas and accomplishments.

AAA Mid-Atlantic is hosting its first “Vision Zero” summit on Friday at George Washington University. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver the keynote address at the daylong summit.

The Vision Zero initiative calls for designing safer streets, enforcing traffic laws and educating drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians about safety. Its goal is to end traffic fatalities by 2024.

Twenty-eight people were killed in traffic in the District of Columbia last year. Twenty-six died the year before, and more than half of those were pedestrians.