WDR 2015

It`s time to remember - Say NO to Road Crime

The third Sunday of November marks the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This day is marked to commemorate the millions of people who die in traffic accidents, but also to support the families of victims.

Road deaths and injuries are sudden, violent, traumatic events. Their impact is long-lasting, often permanent. Each year, millions of newly injured and bereaved people from every corner of the world are added to the countless millions who already suffer. The cumulative toll is truly tremendous.

More than 3400 people die daily on the world`s roads and tens of thousands are disabled for life. The devastation that these incidents wreak on victims, their families, friends and communities is incalculable.

In Kosovo this Memorial Day was marked with a number of activities and also with a protest calling for greater safety on the roads but also to remember the 112 lives lost (01 January -15 November 2015), of the citizens in our country as a result of traffic accidents.

All the above activities were civic initiatives supported by civil society and some domestic institutions, the Office of the President of Kosovo, MI, Kosovo Police, Municipality of Prishtina, College Tempulli, Kosovo Association of Motorists-AMRKS, Kosovo Forum of Road Safety, Blood Transfusion, the Fire Brigade and Cyclist’s Awareness Initiative.

Together we can do more to prevent the bad and to provide more road safety.