The 2019 Vision Zero Youth Ambassador Program will give 10 Montgomery County, MD high-school students the opportunity to become road safety leaders in their school and community. Ambassadors will attend a special training on pedestrian, bicycle and road safety, storytelling and public speaking. The program ends with a youth summit and interactive lab where the Ambassadors will serve as youth keynote speakers leading a safety design challenge with their peers. Ambassadors receive fun incentives for their participation. The application opens October 5, 2018 and closes November 30, 2018. Apply below!
What is Vision Zero? The Vision Zero concept for roadway safety was created in Sweden in 1997 and is widely credited for significant reductions in fatal and severe collisions on Sweden’s roads. Montgomery County, Maryland became one of the first counties to adopt a Vision Zero plan in 2017 with an audacious goal of no traffic deaths in Montgomery County by 2030. The Vision Zero Youth Ambassador Program is a collaboration between the Montgomery County Department of Transportation and National Organizations for Youth Safety, to encourage youth in Montgomery County, MD to have an active role in road safety efforts and improvements.