Last year, over 1,400 North Carolinians left for a destination and never made it home. This November, NC Vision Zero will host the second annual World Day of Remembrance exhibit to raise awareness to this public health issue and to honor the lives lost on North Carolina roads. The remembrance exhibit will feature over 1,400 pairs of shoes on the State Capitol grounds to represent the loved ones who no longer walk among us.
Support safe streets by donating old shoes for this exhibit.
Shoe donation boxes located at:
- Oak City Cycling Project (212 E Franklin St., Raleigh, NC)
- NC State University campus
- Caldwell Hall
- Research IV, 3rd floor kitchen
- College of Textiles, room 3250
If your organization would like to partner with us and host a shoe donation box, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will happen with the shoes after the World Day of Remembrance exhibit?
The shoes will be used for many, many years in traveling traffic safety activities all over the state. For example, the shoes will be used in our upcoming Visionaries teen driver program to represent the number of teen driver fatalities. If there is ever a day when we decide to stop using the shoes, we will donate the shoes that are still wearable.
Pictures from World Day of Remembrance 2016:
Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson announced a new initiative championed by Governor Pat McCrory to eliminate roadway deaths in NC. NC Vision Zero seeks to bring together multiple agencies and stakeholders to engineer safer roads, educate all road users, and enforce life-saving traffic laws. Read more about the goals of this initiative from the NCDOT‘s press release.
A recent study by NCDOT found that the intersections of synchronized streets reduce all crashes by 59 percent and fatal and severe injury crashes by 88 percent.
A recent survey finds that nearly 92% of North Carolinians are buckling up and regularly using their seat belt.
The Greenville City Council has approved a resolution to consider adopting Vision Zero to reduce pedestrian fatalities and to become the first NC Vision Zero Community. Read more from Reflector.