Buckle up for World Day of Remembrance

November 19, 2017 / Pennsylvania

Nearly 3,500 people are killed on the world’s roads each day. In 2015 alone, traffic crashes killed 1,200 Pennsylvanians and 133 Delawareans.* Left unchecked, road crashes will become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030—surpassing heart disease and HIV/AIDS.* This global epidemic demands our attention.

During this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Uber reminds you to always buckle up. This simple but important step can save your life and the lives of others.

Seat belts saved nearly 14,000 people in 2015.* Imagine how many lives could be saved if all 27.5 million people in the US—many of whom currently don’t buckle up—changed their actions.

Wearing a seat belt is the safe choice. We all have a role to play in reaching the goal of zero road deaths and severe injuries. Here are some additional tips to help you stay safe while riding with Uber.

About WDoR

The third Sunday in November is known as the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Each year a new theme is selected—the focus for 2017 is the 2020 target of reducing road fatalities and serious injuries by 50 percent.  Join the conversation by using the hashtag #WDoR2017. You can keep track of other events happening around the globe with this interactive tool.

About Vision Zero

Vision Zero is an international movement aimed at eliminating traffic deaths and injuries by helping to increase safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

Uber wants to do our part to help make that vision a reality. We are constantly working to find new ways to use in-app features to help make roads safer. You can read more information about these features here.

In addition to our technology, we have also committed to communicating with our riders and drivers every quarter on the importance of road safety, by sharing tips that can help make roads safer. Here are some additional tips to help you stay safe while riding with Uber.

*Sources: PennDOT, DelDOT, World Health Organization, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration