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It's time to Remember - Say NO to Road Crime!
Let's make 2011 - 2020 a decade to remember!
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World Day of Remembrance - 15 November 2015

Greece, Service in Rhodos, 2009

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We remember the thousands killed and injured on the world's roads

India, New Delhi, Candle-Light Vigil at India Gate, WDR 2012

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This special Remembrance Day is observed on the third Sunday of November each year

Luxemburg, Illumination of Meditation Pillars, part of 'Light of Hope' Initiative, WDR 2012

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Road crashes are a tremendous burden and cost to families, communities and countries

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The World Day responds to the great need of road crash victims for public recognition of their loss and suffering

Italy - banner with photographs, 2005

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Key Risk Factors:

Speeding

Impaired Driving (alcohol/drugs/fatigue)

Deficient Road Infrastructure

Non use of Seat-Belts

Non use of Child Restraints

Failing to use Motorcycle Helmets

Cell-phone use and texting

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In 2015 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of UN's adoption of the World Day

(26 October 2005)

Vietnam - 15,000 people attended the Requiem ceremony in Ninh Binh City, 2013

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In 2015 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the World Day being observed internationally

(Since November 1995 by FEVR)

Austria, Vienna, 930 balloons - 1 for each death in 2002

WDR Theme 2015, "It's time to Remember - Say NO to Road Crime!" Let’s make 2011-2020 a decade to remember!

What we do?

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year...
This day, initiated by road victims in 1993 and adopted by the UN on 26th October 2005, is dedicated to remembering the many millions killed and injured in road crashes, their families and communities more…

Theme for 2015

From Global Remembrance to Global Action across the Decade

"It's time to Remember - Say NO to Road Crime!"*

Let’s make 2011-2020 a decade to remember!
*based on Global Plan

Worldwide Remembrance

Events around the globe by continent and year

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Key Road Crash Factors
Speeding
Impaired Driving (alcohol/drugs/fatigue)
Deficient Road Infrastructure
Non Use of Seat Belts
Non Use of Child Restraints
Failing to Wear Motorcycle Helmets
Cell-Phone Use/Texting
Worldwide WDR Events

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