The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year.
This year, the high-profile global event takes place on Sunday, November 21 to remember the many millions who have been killed and seriously injured on the world’s roads and to acknowledge the suffering of all affected victims, families, and communities – millions added each year to countless millions already suffering: a truly tremendous cumulative toll.
WDR was started by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) in 1995 and adopted by the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/5 in October 2005 as an “appropriate acknowledgement for victims of road traffic crashes and their families”.
In addition to remembering road traffic victims and their families, the Day has become an important tool for governments and all those involved in road safety, crash prevention or response to the aftermath of crashes. It is also an opportunity to pay tribute to the dedicated emergency crews, police and medical professionals who deal daily with the traumatic aftermath of road crashes.