A man stands in front of vehicles burnt in a tanker explosion accident in Lagos, Nigeria, on Nov. 7, 2020. (Photo by Emmanuel Osodi/Xinhua)
BEIJING, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- November 15 marks World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It is a special day dedicated to remembering those killed and injured in road crashes, their families and communities, as well as to paying tribute to the dedicated emergency crews, police and medical professionals who deal with the traumatic aftermath of road deaths and injuries.
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was started by RoadPeace in 1993. Since then it has been observed and promoted worldwide by several NGOs, including the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and its associated organizations. On 26 October 2005, the United Nations endorsed it as a global day to be observed every third Sunday in November each year, making it a major advocacy day for road traffic injury prevention.