Engaging the public and TLC-licensed drivers, vehicle owners, and business owners in a dialogue about safe driving is a key component of changing the driving culture in NYC. TLC Vision Zero outreach and education programs include:
View “Drive Like Your Family Lives Here” Educational Video. TLC worked with Families for Safe Streets, Transportation Alternatives, and the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to tell the stories of five families whose lives have been devastated by traffic crashes. This film is shown in driver training and outreach programs for taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) both using the film in their driving training programs, as well.
View “Safety First: Vision Zero Training for Professional Drivers” Educational Video. This training video for professional drivers reviews five dangerous driving scenarios related to speeding, sharing the road with bicyclists, fatigued driving, distracted driving, and left turns. Each scenario outlines the serious crash risks of each behavior and the recommended steps for keeping drivers, passengers, and other street users safe. This training video was developed by the Taxi & Limousine Commission as a part of New York City’s Vision Zero Initiative. It is available for free and public use. It is available in seven languages via our YouTube page.
Vision Zero Outreach Meetings. Taxi fleets, for-hire vehicle bases, and industry associations across the city welcome TLC into their establishments to discuss Vision Zero and traffic safety. TLC staff use a presentation (PDF) to guide this discussion, and at the end of the session drivers sign the TLC Safe Driver Pledge (PDF).