Help us Remember all the ND Loved Ones That Lost Their Lives on North Dakota Roads!
The World Day of Remembrance (WDoR) for Road Traffic Victims is a high-profile global event to remember the many millions who have been killed and seriously injured on the world’s roads and to acknowledge the suffering of all affected victims, families, and communities – millions added each year to countless millions already suffering: a truly tremendous cumulative toll. This global event is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year and is organized to prevent such tragedies.
This year, North Dakota will host its first WDoR for Road Traffic Victims on Friday, November 19, 2021, at the North Dakota Capitol Mall. This will be hosted by The North Dakota Department of Transportation Safety Division through Vision Zero. Please take a moment of silence on Friday, November 19 to remember all the lives lost on North Dakota roads.
Vision Zero, Zero fatalities, Zero excuses was started in 2018 by Governor Doug Burgum, the North Dakota Department of Transportation, North Dakota Highway Patrol and the North Dakota Department of Health. Vision Zero strategy aims to establish a culture of personal responsibility where motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries are recognized as preventable and not tolerated. The mission is to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes.
Every driver and vehicle occupant in North Dakota can help meet the Vision Zero goal by taking personal responsibility when traveling on the road. This means wearing a seat belt at all times, transporting children in child passenger safety seats appropriate for the child’s age, weight and height, driving distraction-free, driving sober (i.e. not under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs), and obeying all posted speed limits.