25th World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

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On November 15, the 25th World Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Road Traffic was held, a day to commemorate those killed or injured in road traffic. Since 1995, road victims' organisations under the umbrella of the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) have celebrated this day together - initially as European Day of Remembrance, but soon as World Day, when NGOs from Africa, South America and Asia joined in. On this day, the European Commission also presented the final road safety figures for 2019, which show a 3 percent decrease in road deaths in the EU compared to the previous year. Although this trend is encouraging, 22,700 people still lost their lives on EU roads in 2019, and around five times more were seriously injured. This is why the Commission is pushing ahead with the "Vision Zero", i.e. zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2050, in line with the EU framework for road safety policy 2021-2030. The Commission also published a report monitoring Member States' progress towards the EU target of a 50 percent reduction in road fatalities by 2020.

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