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The Institute for Transportation Research and Education, the Highway Safety Research Center, the Injury Prevention Research Center, and the NC Families for Safe Streets are partnering to host the 2023 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

This year’s theme is Safe Streets for People.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Location:  North Carolina State Capitol grounds (1 E Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601, Morgan St. side)

Shoe memorial: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Press Event: 11:00 am

  • Sylvia Wiggins
    • Great Aunt of Samantha Briggs (12 years old) who was hit and killed while crossing the street in November 2022
  • Allison Simpson
    • Wife of Matt Simpson, who was hit and killed while biking in July 2022
  • Debra Franklin
    • Board Member of Bike Walk NC
  • Tracy Russ
    • Chapter leader, NC Families for Safe Streets
The WDoR Memorial features pairs of shoes which represent the 1,784 people killed on North Carolina roads in 2022 (Source: NCDOT Crash Facts). If you are interested in partnering for this event or have any questions, please contact Tracy Russ at

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