Thursday, November 12, 2020

Remembering Traffic Victims

On Sunday we will remember the millions of lives lost and affected by injuries on the world’s roads.

Each year the third Sunday in November is designated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

We also use this day to thank the emergency services and reflect on the burden and cost of traffic fatalities.

Crashes are avoidable. Simple actions like avoid distractions and slowing down when driving will save lives.

This year’s theme is Remember, Act, Support. The objectives of this year’s event are outlined below and on the World Day of Remembrance website:

  • Remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads;
  • Acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency services;
  • Draw attention to the generally trivial legal response to culpable road deaths and injuries;
  • Advocate for better support for road traffic victims and victim families;
  • Promote evidence-based actions to prevent and eventually stop further road traffic deaths and injuries.

The Vision Zero New Jersey event is joining other organizations from across the state to host a remembrance event on Facebook at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Click here for details.