The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, observed every third Sunday of November, honors those affected by roadway crashes. Communities worldwide, including many in the US, will unite to promote road safety measures like road redesign, lower speed limits, and enhanced vehicle design. It's a vital platform for governments and road safety advocates to highlight the severity of road-related casualties, urging swift and coordinated efforts to combat this public health crisis.
This is a preventable crisis! Traffic deaths are the leading cause of death of youth in the U.S. This preventable epidemic disproportionately affects people walking and biking, seniors, communities of color, and low-income communities.
An estimated 46,000 people were killed in vehicle crashes in 2022. Millions more suffer life-altering injuries that destroy careers, strain income, and alter family relationships. These staggering numbers represent an increase of nearly 22% compared with pre-pandemic numbers. Our roads are more dangerous than they’ve been in nearly two decades. The numbers keep rising.
When: Sunday, November 19th 6:00PM
Where: Clark County Amphitheater, 500 Grand Central Parkway (Directly behind the Government Building)