Chicago traffic fatalities are down so far this year. Is it luck, or is the city’s ‘Vision Zero’ policy making the difference (Vision Zero Watch)

More than two years ago, the city announced its ambitious “Vision Zero” plan with the goal of reducing roadway crashes and ultimately eliminating serious injuries and traffic deaths by 2026.

The good news is that traffic fatalities in the city dropped in the first 10 months of 2019 by almost a third to 77 deaths, compared with 108 in the same period of 2017.