Return of the “Lives Shatter on Impact” Street Smart Safety Campaign Exhibit to Union Station

From November 15 to 21, 2021, for the second time this year, there was a “Lives Shatter on Impact” exhibit in the Main Hall of Union Station. On this occasion, the content was available in English and Spanish.

Part of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Street Smart Safety Campaign, the objective of “Lives Shatter on Impact” was to educate passersby and remind drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists about the importance of watching out for each other. The display shared heartfelt testimonials from area residents whose lives have been upended when they or their loved ones have been struck by drivers. In addition, the exhibit featured an educational wall with written stories and photographs, as well as a TV showing short films and photos from across the region.

New this time, accompanying the “Lives Shatter on Impact” exhibit, were two chalkboards for people to pay tribute to crash victims throughout the week leading up to the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on November 21st. For this collaborative effort with DC Families for Safe Streets, materials were provided to individuals to write a message or a name and/or post a photo to honor a lost loved one’s memory.

Photo Credit: Street Smart Safety Campaign
Additional photos can be found on the USRC Facebook page.