The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year.

This year marks the start of the new Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, during which the World Day will play a very important part – through highlighting the very reasons for all the necessary actions during this coming Decade.

As every year, the objectives of WDoR 2021 are to provide a platform for road traffic victims and their families to:

  • remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads;
  • acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency services;
  • draw attention to the generally trivial legal response to culpable road deaths and injuries;
  • advocate for better support for road traffic victims and victim families;
  • promote evidence-based actions to prevent and eventually stop further road traffic deaths and injuries.

WDoR 2021 puts the spotlight on the reduction of traffic speeds – low speeds, which have the potential to prevent many deaths and serious injuries, in particular those of pedestrians and all other vulnerable road users – children, elderly and the disabled.

The World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility is hosting a webinar on Thursday 18th November at 8.00-9.00am EST to commemorate those who suffered from road crashes. The event will bring together voices from all around the world sharing their experiences and their thoughts on how the road safety silent pandemic can be stopped. Click here to register.

In Australia, Road Trauma Support Services Victoria will be hosting their Time for Remembering online ceremony on Sunday 21st November at 12.00-1.30pm AEDT. Click here to register.