World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims

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Road accidents have become the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29, and are the leading cause of death and severe injuries among children aged 0–14 years, causing 34% of child injury deaths annually. This includes pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicle passengers. Nearly everybody knows somebody whose life has been changed by a road traffic accident. Approximately 3,500 people are killed every day on roads around the globe.

In honour of November 20 "World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims," we take a moment to think of the families affected, the lives lost, and we reinstate our commitment to helping make roads safer.

Please see http://www.worlddayofremembrance.org/ for more informaton on worldwide events scheduled for this day as well as global plans to improve road safety.

For more information on good practices for road safety for children, including as passenger, pedestrian, or bicycle rider, please visit our Road Safety information page.

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