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The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was observed on 17 November 2019

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was observed on 17 November 2019

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is observed on 17th November 2019. This day is celebrated every year across the world on the 3rd Sunday of November. It marks appropriate acknowledgement of victims of road traffic crashes and their families. 

The theme (motto) of this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was “Life is not a car part”. It was based on Pillar 3 of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety – Safer vehicles.

Key Points:

  • It has become an important tool in global efforts to reduce road casualties. 
  • It offers opportunity for drawing attention to scale of economic and emotional devastation caused by road crashes and also for giving recognition to the suffering of road crash victims and work of support and rescue services.
  • It was started in the year 1993 by Road Peace which is a national charity for road crash victims in the United Kingdom. 
  • Since then this is observed and promoted by the whole world by several Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) which includes the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and its associated organisations. 

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