Sunday 17 November is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. For the victims, their families and friends and the emergency service workers impacted by road trauma it is our chance to reflect on every person behind every crash. It is our chance to build fresh motivation for action worldwide.
This theme for 2019 is ‘Life is not a car part’ and 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. https://worlddayofremembrance.org/about/themes/
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 here. 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 18 November.
Whilst you’re doing that, iRAP will be continuing our work with our partners in over 100 countries around the world to eliminate high-risk roads and make our roads safer for all road users – #3StarorBetter. We know we have the potential to save lives – one by one – as we already are. Upgrades of roads from Belize to Brazil, Chile to China and Uganda to the UK are saving lives each and every day, for years to come.