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#WDoR2020: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 15 is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. From the official site:

The objectives of WDoR 2020 are 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

I am not aware of any organizations observing it here in the southeast (I would love to be shown otherwise), but with our pandemic-laden virtual world, that may be mostly moot anyway. The official social media hashtag is #WDoR2020.

I certainly hope that observances like these continue to gain steam. It’s a great antidote to fiascos like NHTSA’s “pedestrian safety month.”

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