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World Remembrance Day

Each year, NC Vision Zero hosts a memorial exhibit on the World Day of Remembrance to honor the lives lost on our roads and raise awareness about preventable crashes. The annual memorial exhibit features a large display of shoes to present the people killed on North Carolina roads. Visitors to the display have an opportunity to pay tribute to lost loved ones by placing a yellow flower on a pair of shoes.

For details about this year's World Day of Remembrance, click here.


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  • Help make people aware of this serious public health issue by donating old shoes for future exhibits. If your organization would like to partner with NC Vision Zero and host a shoe donation box, please contact us at
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What will happen with the shoes after the World Day of Remembrance exhibit?
  • The shoes will be used for many years, travel all over North Carolina, and appear at various traffic safty events. For example, we will use a portion of them for 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.
  • For more information, contact

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