World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Stand with Victims on Sunday, November 17, 2019
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a global event honoring the millions of people hurt and killed in traffic crashes each year.
San Francisco will hold its fourth annual World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM starting at City Hall. It will include a program, action, and memorial walk. World Day of Remembrance is hosted by San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets and Walk San Francisco.
This event is open to anyone who wants to stand in solidarity and take action with victims and victims’ family members, friends, and loved ones.
This Year’s World Day of Remembrance: The Stories of Survivors
At this year’s World Day of Remembrance, we will focus on the stories of people who have survived traffic crashes and how their lives are forever changed. Nearly 600 people were severely injured in traffic crashes in 2018 in San Francisco.
For attendees who are survivors, we encourage you to hold a sign on the steps of City Hall to help put a face on the number of people impacted by traffic violence. Signs will be provided at the event.
Taking Action to Slow Our Streets
World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims is not only to remember and honor those who have been hurt and killed, but to demand an end these devastating and preventable crashes.
At this year’s event, we will call on city leaders to do everything in their power to address dangerous and deadly speeds on our streets.
By standing together and shining a light on the lives that have been impacted by traffic violence, we will make a powerful case for the kinds of policies and action needed.