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Check out our events & knowledge products for this World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 👇

REMEMBER. SUPPORT. ACT 📢 How can we save lives on the road through safe speeds?

1.35 million people are killed each year globally on the roads. Additionally, approximately 50 million are injured, many of them seriously. These staggering numbers of road crash deaths and serious injuries, which represent the leading cause of death for children and young adults globally, are intensified by the loss to families, friends and societies.

To remember those that are no longer with us or that were severely injured in a road crash, for over 20 years the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year. This year, WDR 2021 puts the spotlight on the reduction of traffic speeds – low speeds, which have the potential to prevent many deaths and serious injuries, in particular those of pedestrians and all other vulnerable road users including children, elderly and persons with disabilities.

The World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) has been responding to the global road safety crisis through funding, capacity building, communications, technical assistance, and advocacy, and is committed towards creating a safer road environment for all. To honor all roads’ victims, during WDR 2021 GRSF aims to bring forward impactful knowledge, stories, evidence-based road safety guidance, publications and tools that may contribute to mitigate this crisis. Check it out 👇



WEBINAR | World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

On November 18, 2021, 8:00 - 9.00 am DC time, the World Bank GRSF team will be conducting a webinar to commerate those who suffered from road crashes, highlight the World Bank response to this global crisis, and hear directly from a road crash victim on the challenges when involved in a road crash.



A Conversation on #RoadSafety

Join us for a conversation with Jean Todt, Said Dahdah, and Hartwig Schafer to discuss the ambitious target of reducing 50% of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030, and how all stakeholders can work together to achieve this vision. 

Speed Management Hub

Under the new BIGRS Program 2020-2025, GRSF is the host of the Speed Management Hub. In this platform, the GRSF team provides evidence-based road safety knowledge to help manage speed through infrastructure interventions, effective enforcement, targeted awareness measures, and vehicle technology.

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Example of 30 km/h residential zone in Korea. (Source: KOTI)

🎬 Speeding Hurts Us All series

Speeding Hurts Us All new video 2021

NEW VIDEO | Speed hurts us all, and the impact is long-lasting

In this new video, GRSF introduces you to Samuel & Lisa. With their story, learn how Speed Management can help preventing the serious consequences of speeding, like disability.

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Speeding Hurts Us All – and the Impact is Life-changing

Speeding hurts us all, and the impact is life-changing

Meet Alexis & Maria 👋 They are the center of the story in this video of the GRSF’s Speed Management Hub. Their story explains in a simple and animated way how a Safe System approach can be put in place to prevent the catastrophic consequences of road traffic injuries through speed management.

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NEW BLOG 📰 Why is speed hurting so many people?

“I am an experienced driver, so I can speed and still be safe” or “but won’t lower speeds lead to longer trips?”, are some of the myths that you might be aware of around lower speeds. 🤦‍♀‍ We are busting myths in this new blog. Check it out!

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Stories that inspired change

In the following 1-minute videos, see how GRSF with support of partners and donors has funded and supported road safety interventions that are saving lives:

Better data for safer roads: The powerful mission of road safety observatories

Reliable safety and traffic data are essential to assess the full nature of the road safety problem, measure the real economic costs associated with road crashes, and design the most cost-effective road safety interventions. Responding to this need, the World Bank and GRSF are supporting the Road Safety Observatories – a formal network of government agencies and focal points to share and exchange road safety data and experience in order to reduce traffic injuries across countries in the region. Learn more in this inspiring video 👉



 Sofias story WRD2021

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How a Ghanaian girl's death ignited local leaders to take actions for road safety

Akuba, a first-year student from West Africa Senior High School in Accra, Ghana, was walking to school when she was run over by a speeding taxi on the Madina-Adentan Highway. She lost her life. The incident galvanized the public and ignited local leaders and lawmakers to take up the cause of road safety. With the support of the BIRGS Program 2015-2019, pedestrian footbridges, new speed limits, crosswalks, and installation of traffic lights were completed in an effort to make roads safer in Ghana. Learn more in this inspiring video 👉



Ghana WRD story

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📑 Evidence-based knowledge to address the road safety crisis

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