The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is observed on the third Sunday of November each year (this year on 19 November 2017) by an increasing number of countries on every continent around the world. From 1995, the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) observed this day, as European Day of Remembrance, that was adopted by the United Nations in 2005, and is dedicated to remembering the many millions killed or injured in road crashes and their families and communities, as well as to pay tribute to the dedicated emergency crews, police and medical professionals who daily deal with the traumatic aftermath of road death and injury.
Several activities took place worldwide, including those of:
- the World Health Organization (WHO) supported this World Day of remembrance and produced Save LIVES: a road safety technical package, last May
Several activities took also place in Greece:
- Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas” organised several prevention and educational road safety actions
- EFTHITA Rhodes is organizing several activities starting on 13 November until the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 19 November 2017