Pui Fong Yim Lee was 78 years old when she was struck and killed by a driver while walking in her neighborhood of Chinatown in San Francisco. She was a grandmother, a mother and a much-loved music teacher.
Alison Liao was 3 years old when she was hit and killed by a driver in Queens, NYC. She was walking, with the light, in a crosswalk, holding her grandmother’s hand.
Chelsea, Fong and Alison are remembered every day by their loved ones.
On Sunday, November 15, 2015, we invite you to commemorate them — and make a powerful statement for change — by participating in the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR).
Held each November, WDR is an opportunity to come together to honor the more than 1.2 million people who lose their lives each year (33,000 in America alone), the many millions worldwide who are severely injured, and the countless family members, friends and other loved ones deeply affected by traffic violence. It’s also a moment to unite around the globe and say “Enough is enough.”
At the Vision Zero Network, we encourage individuals and organizations that recognize the significant human toll of traffic violence – and the ability to prevent such tragedies – to take part in the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on November 15.
Join others across the globe in shining a collective light on this urgent issue. Stand with us as we emphasize that these crashes that steal and ruin lives are not accidents — but fixable problems caused by dangerous behavior, unsafe streets and weak policies. Take advantage of this key opportunity to educate others — and to demand action to put a stop to this preventable suffering.
Your action for WDR can be big or small. Every step is vitally important. Examples of participation include:
– Organizing a community rally or march
– Holding a public memorial in honor of those lost
– Gathering privately together with victims or families of victims
– Publicly requesting key city leaders to pledge to use “Crash not accident”
– Meeting with editorial boards to educate them on the importance of “Crash not accident”
– Creating opportunities — at City Council meetings or elsewhere — to give voice to those impacted by traffic violence and organize for Vision Zero safety improvements
– Leading social media campaigns to encourage your audience to take the “Crash not accident” pledge and/or to share their stories related to traffic violence
To reach Vision Zero and to meet our goal of ensuring safe mobility for everyone in our communities, it will take major shifts in the way we think and act. Let the change start with you.
Please join us for the World Day of Remembrance. Sign up for the Vision Zero Network’s email list to stay up-to-date on plans for World Day of Remembrance.