About World Day

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) 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 and many others also affected, as well as reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster.

World report on road traffic injury prevention, 2004

Global status report on road safety 2009

Global status report on road safety 2013

Report by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on the great numbers of UK citizens who are bereaved by a road death during their lifetime, 2011
Events around the globe by continent and year:
View summary of World Day 2013 events here
Details for submitting your planned events  here.
Why is the World Day important?
  • Because...

    it draws attention to the devastation caused and calls for government action

    this day creates a link between road victims throughout the world

    lack of information about this catastrophe provokes social indifference

    the number of people killed and injured on the road represents the largest human-made disaster

    modern societies tolerate enormous numbers of victims of wholly preventable technical risks

    we remember lost lives and evoke the names of real people, who deserved to be alive today, to have fulfilled their dreams