World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
On the 15th of November, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc reitareted EU’s commitment to road safety.
“Today is the Remembrance Day for all road victim from all over the world. There are too many road casualties. Just recently over 40 people lost their lives in France. No matter what we do, in spite the decreasing statistics, 70 people still die every day on European roads. But this is not about statistics. Behind this number, there are grieving families, a lot of sadness and lost futures. In many countries, memorials for road victims have been established. I find this initiative particularly touching.
There is a lot of work for us to do in the future; on operational, strategic level – on a day-to-day basis. We need to pay special attention to those most vulnerable, pedestrians and cyclists. I am sure that zero fatality on European roads is still the right goal. I am convinced that if we work together hand in hand, every day, in every Member State, we can achieve it during our lifetime.”
This World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is aimed at stressing the importance for safer road transportation.