Road accidents, WHO

1.3 million people die annually worldwide due to road accidents: WHO

The WHO on the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims shared that 1.3 million people die annually worldwide due to road accidents.

It said the Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was started by RoadPeace in 1993.

In 2005, the United Nations endorsed it as a global day to be observed every third Sunday in November each year, as the “appropriate acknowledgement for victims of road traffic injuries and their families”.

Since then the World Day of Remembrance has been observed and promoted worldwide by many governments, international agencies and groups such as the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR), the International Road Victims’ Partnership (IRVP) and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and their associated members.

WHO and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration encourage all road safety stakeholders to commemorate the World Day of Remembrance to pay homage to those who have died on the world’s roads, advocate for better support for victims and bereaved families and promote action to save lives.




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