THE FIA COMMUNITY HONOURS THE MEMORY OF ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS
On Sunday 15 November, the FIA Personnel supported the World Day of Remembrance for Avenue Traffic Victims (WDoR) on the theme ‘Be conscious, Lend a hand, Act’.
Illustrious by the European Federation of Avenue Traffic Victims (FEVR) since 1995 and counseled by the United Nations since 2005, WDoR is a indispensable advocacy day for avenue traffic effort prevention. It commemorates the heaps of hundreds of thousands killed and injured on the field’s roads, as successfully because the families and guests who’re tragically plagued by avenue crashes.
This year, for its 25th model, WDoR objectives to keep in mind those killed or seriously injured on the roads, acknowledge the mountainous work of the emergency products and companies, draw consideration to ways avenue traffic victims and their families may maybe maybe well also be better supported submit-atomize, and promote evidence-based mostly entirely actions to prevent further avenue traffic deaths and injuries.
FIA President Jean Todt, who also serves because the United Nations Secretary-General’s Particular Envoy for Avenue Security, acknowledged: “COVID-19 has reminded us to revalue human lifestyles, the put one preventable death is simply too many. At the modern time, we bag in silence to keep in mind the 1.4 million lives lost and the 50 million more injured with lifestyles-sustaining disabilities as soon as a year on the roads. I’d appreciate to congratulate FEVR for their work in promoting the World Day of Remembrance for Avenue Traffic Victims for 25 years now. Their purple meat up for avenue victims since 1995 has enabled to lift for the time being to a helpful community of victims, avenue security stakeholders and establishments worldwide. I’m hoping you may maybe maybe well be half of us in remembering and supporting other folks who beget suffered from the carnage on our roads.”
At the invitation of the World Properly being Organization, Jean Todt also participated in a world commemoration held online on 13 November with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Jamaica Top Minister Andrew Holness, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Shrimp one Properly being Initiative Worldwide Ambassador Zoleka Mandela, Bloomberg Philanthropies Founder Michael Bloomberg, as successfully as families of avenue traffic victims.
The FIA Formula One World Championship, the FIA World Patience Championship and the FIA World Touring Car Cup promoted WDoR2020 by organising household photos in Turkey, Bahrain and Spain.
A video message used to be also recorded with the 20 F1 drivers at the Turkish GP.