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Nov. 15 is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Friday, November 13, 2020

This Sunday, November 15, is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims #WDoR2020. This global event remembers the millions of people who have been killed and injured on the world’s roads and acknowledges the suffering of all victims, their families and their communities. It is an important day that acts as a tool for crash prevention and a call for action to respond to the aftermath of crashes and stop road-related injuries and death.

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.

For more information on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and how you can help raise awareness and mark the day, visit the World Day of Remembrance website.

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) includes safety as a key element of our vision, Transportation that makes Canada safe, healthy and prosperous, and counts safety as the first of its six focus areas. Our work contributes to the fifth objective of WDoR 2020 above by developing and making available numerous road safety-related titles and other resources that support and contribute to the advancement of road safety in Canada.

We encourage transportation professionals, jurisdictions, and road owners and users to strive for a safe experience when developing, maintaining and using Canada’s roads and road-related infrastructure.

Here are a few of TAC’s resources that may help in the pursuit of this goal.

TAC Publications:

TAC Videos:

These and other TAC publications and resources can aid in the implementation and evolution of road safety practices that will limit and prevent crashes and road-related injuries.