More than 1.3 million people are killed and 50 million more are injured or disabled due to traffic violence every year. In the U.S., more than 33,000 people die from vehicle-related injuries annually.
In San Francisco, while walking city streets, each day more than three people are hit by cars — and so far this year, nine people walking have died as the result of preventable traffic crashes.
Since 2005, the United Nations has designated November 15 as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This global event honors the millions who have needlessly suffered from traffic violence — losing their lives or limbs — and offers each of us a chance to stand in solidarity with the family members, loved ones, and friends of those victims who have been devastated by these tragedies.
Join the San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets, Walk SF, and members of the Vision Zero Coalition, for the third annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims to be held in San Francisco.
There are already engineering, enforcement, and education tools available to end all serious and fatal traffic-related injuries by 2024 — hold your state and local leaders accountable for putting these solutions into action. Help honor the memory of loved ones who have been lost to fast and dangerous streets.
Together, our voices can demand an end to San Francisco’s preventable traffic-related injuries and deaths.
Tell California’s leaders to put safety, not speed, first! Sign the petition for AB 342 today.
To join us on November 19, please RSVP.
If you are unable to join the SFBA Families for Safe Streets on their memorial walk and vigil, you can help out before World Day of Remembrance as a volunteer. Sign up here.
Event begins at 3:oo p.m. and ends by 5:00 p.m. at City Hall.
The memorial walk and vigil will proceed rain or shine, barring high winds or dangerous weather. Meet at 16th Street/Mission BART Station.
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