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World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims REMEMBER AND RESPOND Rochelle Sobel Association World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims REMEMBER AND RESPOND Rochelle Sobel Association for Safe International Road Travel ASIRT Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety November 13, 2007 Rayburn House Office Bldg

Remember Remember

1. 3 million people are killed in road crashes each year worldwide 50 million 1. 3 million people are killed in road crashes each year worldwide 50 million are injured

United States Congress House of Representatives July 20, 2007 Passed House Concurrent Resolution 87 United States Congress House of Representatives July 20, 2007 Passed House Concurrent Resolution 87 recognizing an annual World Day of Remembrance for road crash victims to be held on third Sunday of November each year. Introduced by Congressman Robert Wexler (55 co-sponsors)

United States Congress Senate October 23, 2007 Unanimously passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 39, supporting United States Congress Senate October 23, 2007 Unanimously passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 39, supporting a World Day of Remembrance for road crash victims. Introduced by Senator Christopher J. Dodd

Road crashes are the single greatest risk for healthy Americans traveling abroad Road crashes are the single greatest risk for healthy Americans traveling abroad

Kyrstin Scharninghause Namibia Aron Sobel Turkey Philippe Wamba Kenya Ben Baker Italy Americans Killed Kyrstin Scharninghause Namibia Aron Sobel Turkey Philippe Wamba Kenya Ben Baker Italy Americans Killed Abroad Jenna Druck India Lauren Alpert Morocco Haley Surti Peru J. J. Greenberg Israel Josh Ringel Spain Meghan Sennot Peru Cherese Lauhere India Joline Elmer Deana Blanchard Egypt Mozambique

Aron Sobel, 25 Killed along with 22 other passengers in a bus crash in Aron Sobel, 25 Killed along with 22 other passengers in a bus crash in Turkey Josh Ringel Aron Sobel Turkey Philippe Wamba Kenya Ben Baker Italy Americans Killed Abroad Jenna Druck India Lauren Alpert Morocco Haley Surti Peru J. J. Greenberg Israel Kyrstin Scharninghause Namibia Spain Meghan Sennot Peru Cherese Lauhere India Joline Elmer Deana Blanchard Egypt Mozambique

REMEMBER The nations of the world join together to remember and to honor those REMEMBER The nations of the world join together to remember and to honor those killed or injured in road crashes

RESPOND • Insist governments and society make roads safer • Improve support for victims RESPOND • Insist governments and society make roads safer • Improve support for victims and families • Raise public consciousness • Implement preventive measures • Urge immediate action

ASIRT – Kenya ASIRT – Kenya

United States United States

Recent accomplishments of the Congressional Global Road Safety Caucus Growing the caucus Encouraging US Recent accomplishments of the Congressional Global Road Safety Caucus Growing the caucus Encouraging US support for UN Road Safety Resolution Letter to Turkish President urging road safety improvements US Congress

Saving Countless Lives The Caucus sent a letter to the Secretary of State, the Saving Countless Lives The Caucus sent a letter to the Secretary of State, the Honorable Condoleezza Rice, asking for increased U. S. involvement in Global Road Safety