World day of remembrance for road traffic victims
Around the world, almost 4,000 people are killed in road traffic accidents every day, with many more seriously injured or left to cope with bereavement because they’ve lost of a loved one.
12 November 2020
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place each year on the third Sunday of November to raise awareness of the devastation caused by and to pay tribute to the emergency services who deal with the immediate aftermath of collisions every day.
Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus and restrictions on social gatherings, most events this year will be held online.
Days such as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims are fantastic for raising awareness but, if we’re going to tackle global road collisions, road safety needs to be a priority throughout the year.
All road users can help all year round by making a pledge to do simple things that will help make roads safer for everyone. This includes staying within speed limits, never driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and never using mobile phones when driving.
The pledge also includes a promise to keep driving to a minimum and use alternative methods of transport wherever possible.