World Day of Remembrance | Cleveland

World Day of Remembrance 2023

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year. In Cleveland, we will be gathering at Harbor and Bridge located in Ohio City to acknowledge that, in the United States, an estimated 46,000 people were killed in vehicle crashes in 2022. Millions more suffer life-altering injuries that destroy careers, strain income, and alter family relationships. These staggering numbers represent an increase of nearly 22% compared with pre-pandemic numbers. Our roads are more dangerous than they’ve been in nearly two decades. The numbers keep rising.

We ask you to join us at this local event to HONOR those who have been affected in our region, and demand ACTION from local government – because these life-altering crashes are preventable. Vision Zero – eliminating deaths on our roadways – is achievable and we know how to do it. Our leaders could invest in Complete Streets, strengthen their commitment to Vision Zero, quick-build traffic calming, and a wide array of people-first policies and actions proven to put safe mobility above speedy, dangerous travel. Other cities and nations are doing it and succeeding in preventing roadway deaths. Cleveland should be making it a priority as well.

Do you have a story to share? You can use the form at the bottom of the page to connect with us and help raise awareness of the impact traffic violence has on our community.

Date: Sunday, November 19th | 4pm

Location: Harbor and Bridge | 4321 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 | MAP

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The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a high-profile global event to remember the many millions who have been killed and seriously injured on the world’s roads and to acknowledge the suffering of all affected victims, families and communities – millions added each year to countless millions already suffering: a truly tremendous cumulative toll.

This Day has also become an important tool for governments and all those whose work involves crash prevention or response to the aftermath of crashes, since it offers the opportunity to demonstrate the enormous scale and impact of road deaths and injuries, call for an end to the often trivial and inappropriate response to road death and injury and advocate for urgent concerted action to stop the carnage.


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