Official World Day recognition in North America
No official recognition of the World Day has yet taken place in any countries in North America.
The US Congress has so far passed several resolutions in respect of the World Day.
Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings and Dan Burton issue statements on 18.11.2011
“I offer my thoughts and prayers to all those who have lost loved ones to road crashes. All over the world, in every country and locality, traffic accidents remain an ongoing peril and a source of preventable tragedy. As we embark on the Decade of Action for Road Safety, we should pause to remember who it is that we are fighting for. ….This Day of Remembrance also calls attention to the necessary policies needed to improve transportation management, infrastructure, vehicle safety, education, and post-crash care and rehabilitation. Here in the United States it is of the utmost importance that we continue to support public policies designed to reduce key risk factors like speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, and the failure of many Americans to use seat belts, child restraints, and other safety devices….”
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“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to take a moment to pay my respects to road traffic victims in honor of World Remembrance Day, this Sunday, November 20th…. I am proud to say, this past July, Indiana became the 32nd state to ban texting while behind the wheel. On May 11, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the legislation which became effective July 1, 2011…”
Congressman Robert Wexler speaks in House of Representatives on 16.11.2009
“…The third Sunday in November was designated as World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims by the United Nations earlier this decade, and in support of this effort, both the House of Representatives and Senate unanimously passed concurrent resolutions during the 110thCongress…. Now is the time to foster the courageous initiatives building around the world to keep our citizens and our loved ones safe, and Madam Speaker, as we commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims this year and look forward to the First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Moscow later this week, I urge my colleagues to work with the Obama Administration towards enacting meaningful policy reform, both at home and abroad. “
US Congress passes resolution in respect of World Day of Remembrance in 2007
On July 16, the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Concurrent Resolution 87 (H. Con. Res. 87), supporting the goals and ideals of a world day of remembrance for road crash victims and their families. The resolution designates the third Sunday of November as a World Remembrance Day for Road Crash Victims and their Families.