Families of traffic crash victims, road safety advocates, faith leaders, City leaders, Elected Officials and community members will gather on Sunday, November 20, 2022, to commemorate World Day of Remembrance near the intersection of Broad and Erie Street at Fish Park in Philadelphia.
In 2021, 42,915 people lost their lives in the U.S. in roadway crashes. This is the highest number of roadway deaths in 16 years; a 10.5 percent increase from 2020; and the largest annual percentage increase in the history of the nation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, started in 1975. For context, 42,000 people a year is the equivalent to seven 747 airplanes crashing and killing everyone on board each month.
Philadelphia, the 6th largest city in the country, has one of the highest traffic fatalities rates per capita. So far, Philadelphia has lost 100 people to traffic violence this year. Community members and elected officials will come together to honor all who have been lost in 2022 to traffic violence and demand infrastructure and legislative changes be made to eliminate traffic fatalities going forward.
The event will begin around 12:45 pm and conclude around 1:30 pm at the intersection of Broad St. and Butler St. Please join us, the Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia, Called to Serve CDC, and others on Sunday, November 20th.