The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR) honors those affected by roadway crashes. Communities worldwide, including many in the US, unite every third Sunday in November. They gather 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 Preventable Public Health Crisis.
What: World Day of Remembrance For Road Crash Victims and Responders
When: Sunday, November 19th
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Las Vegas Little Theater - 3920 Schiff Drive Las Vegas, NV 89103
Click Here to RSVP for this free event
Every year we line the stage with memorial candles personalized with the names of loved ones that have died or have been injured in road crashes. Please use the link above to request your free candle that will be yours to take home after the event.
Road crashes result in the loss of countless lives and cause immeasurable pain and suffering for families and communities around the world. We would like to honor these victims by letting the world know their stories.
Pledge to "Drive So Others Survive", win prizes from local businesses! 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.
The World Day of Remembrance serves several important purposes:
- Honoring the Victims: It is a day for honoring and remembering the victims of road traffic accidents. These accidents result in the loss of countless lives and cause immeasurable pain and suffering for families and communities around the world.
- Raising Awareness: The day is used to raise awareness about the impact of road traffic accidents on individuals, families, and societies. It also draws attention to the need for road safety measures and responsible driving.
- Advocacy for Road Safety: The WDoR often includes advocacy efforts to promote road safety and urge governments, organizations, and individuals to take action to reduce the number of traffic accidents and fatalities.
- Supporting Survivors: The day also offers support and recognition to those who have survived road traffic accidents but may have sustained injuries or psychological trauma. It acknowledges their strength and resilience.
- Paying Tribute to Our First Responders: Our first responders, including paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, play critical roles in managing and responding to traffic crashes.
- Global Observance: It's a global observance, recognized by many countries and organizations worldwide. Various events, memorial services, and awareness campaigns are organized to mark the occasion.
WDoR provides a platform for victims' families, road safety organizations, government agencies, and concerned citizens to come together to remember the past and advocate for a safer future on the roads.
This event emphasizes the importance of adopting measures to prevent road traffic accidents, improve road safety infrastructure, and promote responsible behavior among drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. It also highlights the importance of enforcing traffic laws and regulations to minimize accidents and their devastating consequences.