UON MARKS WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD CRASH VICTIMS

WDoR 2021

The objectives of WDoR 2021 are to provide a platform for road traffic victims and their families to:

  • remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads;
  • acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency services;
  • draw attention to the generally trivial legal response to culpable road deaths and injuries
  • advocate for better support for road traffic victims and victim families;
  • promote evidence-based actions to prevent and eventually stop further road traffic deaths and injuries

The University of Nairobi Vice -Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama  joined the UoN Road Safety Mainstreaming Committee led by Prof. Ayub Gitau in observing a minute of silence in honor of the fallen road accident victims on Wednesday 17-November-2021 and thereafter proceeded to plant trees.

WDoR 2021
Uon vice -chancellor (middle)plants a tree to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims.

 

WDoR 2021 puts the spotlight on the reduction of traffic speeds – Low speeds, which have the potential to prevent many deaths and serious injuries, in particular those of pedestrians and all other vulnerable road users i.e children, elderly and the disabled.