World Day of Remembrance 2021

World Day of Remembrance 2021

Please join Families for Safe Streets in commemorating World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (#WDOR2021). Together, as those who have been personally impacted by crashes, we will join with the Vision Zero Network and other street safety organizations, community members, faith leaders, elected officials, and dignitaries from across the country and globe to REMEMBER, SUPPORT, and ACT.

Each year, 1.35 million people are killed around the world in traffic crashes. Over 100 Americans are killed every single day and millions more are injured each year.

Together we can amplify the heartbreaking cost of traffic crashes and the urgent need for change.

#WDOR2021 in DC

Information coming soon.

Virtual events with all FSS Chapters

Telling your story can sometimes be exhausting and triggering. FSS chapters across the country are gathering virtually in October to help FSS members develop and share your story:

  • Wed, October 20 at 8pm eastern: FSS Cross-Country Support Community Meeting: Strategies and Emotions of Telling Our Stories. RSVP here.
  • Wed, October 27 at 7:30pm eastern: Media Training: Get Your Message Out on #WDoR2021 & Beyond. RSVP here.

Families for Safe Streets is also planning for the following events leading up to World Day of Remembrance:

  • Mon, November 15: Twitter Town Hall
  • Tue, November 16 (tentative): Faith Leader Forum
  • Sun, November 21: Virtual Candlelighting

Additional information on these events are available at www.WorldDayOfRemembranceFSS.org.

Zero Traffic Deaths Resolution

This World Day of Remembrance, demand that your local, state, and federal government join the national call for Zero Traffic Deaths. These tragedies are not unavoidable “accidents.” In fact, roadway crashes are largely predictable and preventable by leveraging the proven policies and practices to prioritize safety. We need our leaders to:

  • Double down on what works through proven, evidence-based strategies that support equity
  • Advance life-saving technology in vehicles and infrastructure
  • Prioritize safety by adopting a Safe Systems Approach — safe roads, safe vehicles, and safe speeds —
    and tie funding to saving lives
  • Support crash victims, like victims of other crimes, even when drivers are not criminally charged

We thank Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton for being an original co-sponsor on the bicameral Zero Traffic Deaths resolution (H. Res. 565, S. Res. 321)!