Victims in Road Traffic
Today marks 25 years since the day dedicated to the memory of road traffic victims, where it began to be monitored internationally, for the first ten years by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR). Numerous FEVR member organizations including RoadPeace from the UK in 1995 introduced this Day for the first time. With strong support from the WHO and UNRSC members, UN Member States adopted UN General Assembly Resolution 60/5 on 26 October 2005, calling for an annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims as one day. special, appropriate and dedicated for the victims of road traffic accidents but also for their families ”.
The objectives of WDoR 2020 are to provide a platform for road traffic victims and their families to:
- To remember all the people killed and seriously injured on the streets;
- Accept and welcome the essential work of emergency services:
- To draw attention to the legal responsibilities of the perpetrators in cases of death and injury from road accidents;
- Advocate for better support for road traffic victims and victims’ families;
- Promote fact-based action to prevent or possibly stop further deaths and injuries in road traffic.
This year, as in previous years, the activities take place jointly with the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Kosovo Police, Tempulli College. The activities are officially coordinated by the Kosovo Motorcycle Association AMRKS as a regular member of FEVR. The activities are also supported by the partners of the Kosovo Forum for Road Safety, the Association of Kosovo Municipalities and the Municipality of Pristina. For six years now, Kosovo activities have been regularly presented in the official WDoR calendar.