World Day of Remembrance

November 13, 2019 • BY Eric Tuvel • IN Families for Safe Streets, International, News, Press, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

As many Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving later this month, thousands of others are planning events throughout the county and around the globe to remember those who have been lost in traffic violence that often could have been prevented. On Sunday, November 17, events — both big and small — will be held in honor …

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November 20, 2018 • BY Veronica Vanterpool • IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Safety Over Speed

First We Remember, Next We Organize for Change, Safety Thousands of people across the nation gathered Sunday, November 18 at vigils, memorial walks and rallies as part of the annual International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR2018). From Austin to San Jose to Chicago to Jersey City, those who led solemn sermons, …

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November 15, 2018 • BY Veronica Vanterpool • IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Safety Over Speed

For Immediate Release: Communities Across U.S., Globe Organize for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Media Contacts: Veronica Vanterpool, Deputy Director, Vision Zero Network, veronica@visionzeronetwork.org Leah Shahum, Founder & Executive Director, Vision Zero Network, leah@visionzeronetwork.org November 15, 2018 – More than 1.3 million people are killed worldwide each year in traffic crashes, according …

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October 16, 2018 • BY Veronica Vanterpool • IN International, News

Photo source: worlddayofremembrance.org Thailand, WDR 2016 In one month—Sunday November 18, 2018– people around the world will unite in remembrance of those who have been killed or injured by vehicles on our roadways. In communities from Austin, Texas to those in Thailand, family members and friends, advocates, government and elected officials and NGO partners will …

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November 19, 2017 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

From Alexandria to San Antonio to Los Angeles, people across the nation stood in solidarity on Sunday, November 19th to consider the fact that an average 100 people die each day on our nation’s streets in preventable crashes and to say “Enough is enough.” On the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, more …

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November 14, 2017 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN Families for Safe Streets, News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

Dylan Mitchell was a 21-year-old star athlete in San Francisco who was starting a career as an electrician, following in the footsteps of four generations of Mitchells. But on May 23, 2013, Dylan’s career and future were tragically cut short when he was struck and killed by a garbage truck driver while he commuted to …

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November 1, 2017 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN Families for Safe Streets, News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

SAVE THE DATE: World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims 2017 As awareness of the alarming numbers of traffic deaths in the U.S. has spread across the country, so too have events commemorating the International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Without a doubt, the majority of these tributes are organized by Vision …

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November 22, 2016 • BY Melissa Balmer • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

We are so pleased to witness the growing number of people that came together on Sunday, November 20th to participate in the International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Not only are the number of communities participating growing, but we are also seeing greater diversity of organizations collaborating and even more creativity in memorializing those affected and working together for change. Bravo to the many community members and city leaders across the country who stepped forward to elevate the importance of this preventable health crisis taking 100 lives each day in this country.

November 17, 2016 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press

As the number of people dying in traffic crashes on American roadways has hit a tragic 50-year high, the call to manage speeds to save lives is stepped up today with the release of an interactive national Speed Fatality Map. Released by the Vision Zero Network and the National Coalition for Safer Roads, the map brings light to the thousands of speed-related deaths that could be prevented each year and strategies to save lives.

November 10, 2016 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press

People across the globe will rally the week leading up to International World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The goal is to recognize that traffic violence is one of the leading causes of death globally, with more than 1.25 million lives lost last year.