World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: message by Violeta Bulc and Vytenis Andriukaitis, Members of the EC
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year in order to remember all those who are killed or injured in road traffic crashes every year. It also calls attention to the suffering of the families and friends of the victims. The Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was first established in 1995 on the initiative of the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims. Since 2005 the World Day of Remembrance is endorsed by the United Nations and recognised and honoured on all continents.
This year’s World Day theme is related to the 5th pillar of the Global Plan for the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020: 'Vital post-crash actions: medical care, investigation, justice'. This theme relates to the call in Pillar 5 of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for much needed improvements in the post-crash response.