Near Miss Survey

Fairfax Families for Safe Streets (Ffx FSS) is working to make our streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.  We’re collecting data in an effort to identify areas where pedestrians & cyclists have had near misses that do not show up in traditional crash data sources. The data collected will be shared with the County to help identify, in more of a real time setting, locations with potential safety issues. By providing fresh “Near Miss” data, our goal is to translate this data into recommendations for safer street crossings and improve pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure where historic pedestrian / cyclist crash data does not necessarily indicate safety issues in the coming years.  This could help improve future street engineering changes and high visibility enforcement.

Ffx FSS is only collecting and then sharing the “Near Miss” data with the County.  Ultimate decisions on locations and engineering improvements and the timing and level of police traffic surveillance are the responsibility of the professionals at the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Police Department.

Please use the updated Near Miss Survey here