Honoring World Day of Remembrance (November 21) for Road Traffic Victims

World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims

According to Bloomberg News, the U.S. has among the industrialized world’s worst traffic safety outcomes, with almost 40,000 people dying on our roads every year with pedestrians dying at a rate two times higher than most other industrialized countries.

As part of the World Day of Remembrance (WDR) for Road Traffic Victims—a global event to remember the many millions who have been killed and seriously injured on the world’s roads and to acknowledge the suffering of all affected victims, families and communities—we at Together for Safer Roads (TSR) are honoring victims through our work to eliminate distracted driving and with our work on Direct Vision, advocating for redesigned truck cabs.

Falling on November 21 this year and commemorated on the third Sunday each November, WDR also pays tribute to the dedicated emergency crews, police, and medical professionals who deal daily with the traumatic aftermath of road crashes.

Last year was the 25th anniversary of the international observance of the World Day of Remembrance and 2021 is a major milestone as it marks the start of the World Health Organization and United Nations’ new Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.

How can you support WDR? When talking about it on social, use the hashtag: #WDoR2021. Learn how you can also support TSR’s road safety work.

Roads belong to all of us—drivers and pedestrians. Let’s all do our part.