World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: “Roads have stories”


Someone dies on the roads every 6 minutes in the WHO European Region – and that is just the tip of the iceberg, with millions more people non-fatally injured each year. On World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR), WHO shares the personal stories of both survivors and the families of victims to push for changes in road safety across the Region.

WDoR is held on the third Sunday of November each year. The theme for WDoR in 2018 is “Roads have stories”, highlighting that roads are more than just physical connections from point A to point B − they are also final resting places for so many lives cut short.

The personal testimonies below detail the trauma and pain of loss, as well as recovery and hopes for the future. Above all, these stories are a call to action to make our roads safer. As Jojo Boni writes, “My child cannot have died for nothing”.