On Sunday 20 November, World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2022 (WDoR22) will put the spotlight on JUSTICE.
Traffic law enforcement, thorough investigation after a crash to find out if a crime was committed and to prevent recurrence, criminal prosecution where appropriate and civil compensation are all part of the justice system. When carried out seriously, fairly and consistently, such a system is what road crash victims who have been injured or had a family member killed as the result of someone’s law–breaking or negligence deserve and wish for, since it also represents a main factor of prevention and this would mean that lessons are learnt from their tragedies so that they may not be repeated.
We encourage iRAP partners to support this annual commemorative event; to remember the innocent lives lost, support the global call to end preventable road traffic crashes and share your action to save lives.
iRAP continues to support this important day as we pause to #RememberSupportAct for 3-star or better roads for all road users.
A number of events will be taking place in the lead up to and during #WDoR2022, including on November 18, join WHO for a webinar on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – Register here
Access more events on the WDoR website.
As every year, the objectives of WDoR 2022 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 and advocate for an appropriately serious response;
- 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.
As we have entered the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims will continue to play an important part in highlighting the very reason for all the necessary actions outlined in the Global Plan.
With the donor support of the FIA Foundation, iRAP will work with partners worldwide to make sure new roads are safe and high-risk existing roads are financed and improved on a scale that matters. Together, we will ensure safe journeys for all road users aligned with important global agendas focussed on road safety, child health, climate, transport, gender and urban mobility.
This next Decade will strategically target iRAP’s global approach and tools to achieve partnerships for 2030 impact in key priority initiatives to deliver scale and maximize lives saved.
Additional resources available to help:
- New resources for 5-star RAPs – An online package of new Resources for 5-star RAPs, funded by FedEx, has launched to support road assessment programmes around the world eliminate high-risk roads and save lives.
- RAP Tools menu – iRAP and its partners have developed a suite of tools that use the iRAP methodology to support infrastructure safety management globally and locally.
- New and improved Road Safety Toolkit – Building on decades of road safety research, the Toolkit is freely available and provides a one-stop road safety resource to help develop safety plans for pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, car and heavy vehicle occupants and public transport users on the causes and prevention of road crashes.
- Overview Summary of Countries’ Progress – this summary shares national safer roads activity for 160 countries and the human and economic benefit of achieving UN Targets 3 and 4 by 2030. A supporting web-based table can be filtered to a country, key word or multiple countries based on income level or global region.
- iRAP Star Ratings of NACTO-GDCI’s Global Street Design Guide resource is free and here to help you design safe streets in your community, to help save lives and improve sustainable mobility for all road users. This resource helps promote the safety, health, economic, and environmental benefits of lower speeds around the world.
- NACTO-GDCI and iRAP animations – demonstrating how lower speed streets can save lives (produced by Vision Zero Sergek).
- iRAP has released its Plan for the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety to save 2,000,000+ people from death or injury, make 200,000+km of roads safer and influence USD$200 billion of road infrastructure investment to save lives in the next 10 years.
- Download the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety here.
Our hearts go out to the families of road crash victims and first responders this World Day of Remembrance. We promise you – our daily work is done in remembrance of your loved ones lost, we support you and commit to act to do all we can, together with our partners, to eliminate high-risk roads.