Monday, November 19, 2018

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Honors the Lives of Traffic Crash Victims

Empty Shoes Representing the 132 Victims
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was held today at Federal Plaza in Chicago. The World Day of Remembrance is held every year to remember the millions injured and killed every year on the roadways. The World Day of Remembrance is a joint effort between Vision Zero Chicago, Chicago Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Transportation, AARP, the Active Transportation Alliance, Ride of Silence Chicago and Ghost Bikes Chicago. 

This powerful display at the World Day of Remembrance consists of 132 pairs of empty shoes to represent the 132 victims of fatal traffic crashes in Chicago over the past year. Injuries and deaths from traffic violence are a threat to public health and safety. Every day in Chicago there are five serious injuries from traffic crashes and a person loses their life every three days. Tragically, Chicago's bicyclists are especially vulnerable to traffic crashes. 

Keating Law Offices is honored to have sponsored this event and to work as a voice for Chicago's bicyclists. Keating Law Offices is a law firm in Chicago, Illinois that represents victims of bicycle crashes throughout Illinois. The firm has offices in the Loop and on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. The firm represents bicyclists injured in crashes as well as families of victims.