The objective of the Storefront Safety Initiative (SSI) is to provide free resources to those working to increase pedestrian safety where we eat, work, play & shop. We work with industry and government officials to educate and promote building codes. We are doing this by increasing the participation of business owners, property owners, developers, design professionals, and public servants. We believe that the implementation of common sense standards of care will help to prevent substantial injuries and loss of life.
Who We Are
SSI was established by Storefront Safety Council (SSC) which works to prevent vehicle-into-building crashes by promoting best practices, educating professionals and stakeholders, documenting effective risk reduction strategies and facilitating local, municipal, and state legislation and ordinances. One of the most important efforts undertaken by the SSC is the collecting and reporting of unique data on private property and public access crashes involving commercial buildings, public buildings, public and private pedestrian paths of travel, pedestrian malls, transportation nodes, and many other areas where people eat, work, play and shop.
The objectives of the SSI are to promote and provide the following resources at no charge:
Data on the frequency and causes of storefront crashes
Common causes and dangerous/hazardous practices or omissions
Common solutions, prevention strategies, and best practices
Recommendations for safer parking lots from our own and third-party experts
Vendor resources for approved safety barriers
Vendor resources for design and installation service providers
Resources on barrier footings, hardware, and layouts for end users and specifiers
Vendor resources for risk management service providers and property managers
Vendor resources for architects, engineers, ADA experts, specifiers, and inspectors
Sample ordinances and legislation for citizens and public servants
Listings and referrals to public and private organizations working with senior drivers
Information and resources for helping drivers with cognitive and other impairments
Individual attorneys and professional organizations in the legal fields
Mark has been researching vehicle-into-building crashes and exploring solutions since 2008 after being hit by a car that crashed through a 7-Eleven storefront.
For more about Mark: www.about.me/markwrightonline
Victor is a retired Associate Professor from the School of Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles. His area of practice and research expertise in civic engagement at the local level resulted in numerous academic publications and professional presentations. For over fifteen years, he taught graduate and undergraduate political practice, community organizing, administration of human service organizations, and research.
Rob has become an expert in vehicle incursion accidents; how frequently they occur, their common causes, and the most frequent design or construction failures that lead to them.
Learn more about Rob: storefrontcrashexpert.com