ACTA Clubs will be part of the World Day of Remembrance on the 17th November 2019.

The World Day of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected.

The Day has become an important tool in global efforts to reduce road casualties. It offers an opportunity for drawing attention to the scale of emotional and economic devastation caused by road crashes and for giving recognition to the suffering of road crash victims and the work of support and rescue services.

The theme for 2019 is Life is not a car part

The theme is based on Pillar 3 of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety – Safer vehicles. Notwithstanding global efforts to the contrary, the type of road mobility that is in place throughout the world still fosters an unbearable number of deaths, serious injuries and illnesses every year, both as the immediate consequence of road traffic crashes and through air pollution

Road traffic crashes are a major cause of death among all age groups and the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5–29 years. The risk of dying in a road traffic crash is more than 3 times higher in low-income countries than in high-income countries.

More than half of all road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Pedestrians, cyclists, and riders of motorized 2- and 3-wheelers and their passengers are collectively known as “vulnerable road users” and account for half of all road traffic deaths around the world. A higher proportion of vulnerable road users die in low-income countries than in high-income countries.

A dedicated website was also launched to make the Day more widely known and to link countries through sharing common objectives and the remembrance of people killed and injured in crashes.

Notwithstanding global efforts to the contrary, the type of road mobility that is in place throughout the world still fosters an unbearable number of deaths, serious injuries and illnesses every year, both as the immediate consequence of road traffic crashes and through air pollution.

When a car crashes, the parts can be replaced, but lives cannot.  The message behind this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – and FEVR has created a video to bring this message across.

The adoption of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims by The United Nations pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/5, has seen The Day become an important tool in global efforts to reduce road casualties. It offers an opportunity for drawing attention to the scale of emotional and economic devastation caused by road crashes and for giving recognition to the suffering of road crash victims and the work of support and rescue services.

“Urgent action remains imperative. On this World Day, I call on all to join forces to address the global road safety crisis.” — Secretary-General António Guterres

In 2017, iRAP and a group of volunteers created One-by-One, a song that captures the tragedy that happens too often on the world’s roads. Check out the song and video clip below. iRAP welcomes all in the global community to listen to the song and share it with colleagues, family and friends via social media, website and newsletter platforms in the lead up to 17 November.

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