World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a global event held every third Sunday of November to honor those who have lost their lives or been impacted by roadway crashes. The next World Day of Remembrance will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2024. Communities across the globe gather together to demand actions towards improving roadway safety and to uplift proven strategies, including redesigning dangerous roads, reducing speed limits, and improving vehicle design.

Read more about how we’ve commemorated World Day of Remembrance in Washington, DC and contact us if you’re interested in helping to plan future events.

Starting in 2022, the DC Chapter of Families for Safe Streets posts signs throughout the District where fatal crashes have occurred that year, and a sign at the location of serious crashes upon the survivor’s request.

Previous World Day of Remembrance Activities in DC