World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Deadly Roads Around the World, and in San Francisco
Every year, more than 1.3 million people are killed and 50 million more are injured or disabled in traffic collisions – also called traffic violence.
In the U.S., approximately 40,000 people from vehicle-related injuries each year, with 4.5 million people injured seriously enough to require medical attention. In San Francisco, on average, more than three people a day are hit by cars while walking.
A Day to Honor the Victims and Take Action Together
In 2005, the United Nations created the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, which is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year.
This global event honors the millions of people hurt and killed in crashes, and offers a chance to stand in support of victims’ family members, friends, and loved ones. The event also calls for action to end traffic violence.
Every year since 2015, the San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets, Walk San Francisco, and members of the Vision Zero Coalition gather for World Day of Remembrance. We invite you to join us next November. Read about our 2018 World Day of Remembrance.
In addition, you can:
- Join our Vision Zero campaign to end all severe and fatal traffic injuries.
- Learn more about some of the people we honor at World Day of Remembrance.
If you have questions about World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in San Francisco, please contact Cathy DeLuca, Policy & Program Director.
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