World Day of Remembrance took place on Sunday, November 17, 2019.
World Day of Remembrance is an annual international event during which we gather as a community to reflect upon those we've lost and commit ourselves to improving our roads.
In 2019, two days after legislators announced they had come to a compromise on language for a hands-free driving bill, over 100 people turned out at the Massachusetts State House vigil to remember loved ones and to recognize the hundreds of people killed in traffic crashes across the state each year.
The week after World Day of Remembrance, the House and the Senate voted to approve the bill, and Coalition members attended the ceremony at the State House when Governor Baker signed the bill into law.
Check out photos from the 2019 World Day of Remembrance here. Press coverage can be found below.
Press coverage of 2019 World Day of Remembrance:
- WBZ (NewsRadio): Vigil Held At Mass. State House For Victims Of Traffic Accidents
- StreetsBlogMA: Street Safety Advocates Hold ‘Day of Remembrance’ Vigil This Sunday
- Boston Herald: Safety advocates press for legislators to finally pass hands-free driving bill
- Boston Globe: Vigil to end motor vehicle crashes highlights safety measures, distracted driving legislation on Beacon Hill
- WBZ (CBS): Committee Reaches Compromise On Distracted Driving Bill In Massachusetts
- Sentinel & Enterprise: Top Negotiators Say They Have Distracted Driving Bill Deal
- Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition
- Crash Not Accident Pledge
- Boston Globe op-ed: Another cyclist is killed. Our streets need to be safer. Now
- Boston Globe editorial: A bicycle safety measure that should be law
- Check out social media: #WDoR2019 #CrashNotAccident #SafetyOverSpeed #VisionZero
- Photos and press coverage from 2018 World Day of Remembrance