World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2022

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 26 Jan 2022
Sunday 20 November 2022, 09:00 to 16:00
Past event

Save the date for the World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims on 20 November 2022

Last year, WDoR 2021 was the 25th anniversary of the international observance of this day dedicated to remembering the many millions of road traffic victims throughout the world. It was started by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) in 1995 and adopted by the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/5 on 26th October 2005 as an “appropriate acknowledgement for victims of road traffic crashes and their families”. The event is an important part of the new Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.

WDoR aims to provide a platform for road traffic victims and their families to:

  • remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads
  • acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency services
  • draw attention to the generally trivial legal response to culpable road deaths and injuries
  • advocate for better support for road traffic victims and victim families
  • promote evidence-based actions to prevent and eventually stop further road traffic deaths and injuries.

WDoR 2021 put the spotlight on reducing traffic speeds – Low speeds, which have the potential to prevent many deaths and serious injuries, in particular those of pedestrians and all other vulnerable road users – children, elderly and the disabled.

For updates on this event, see the website.