World Day of Remembrance honors victims of crashes

Residents gathered in various areas of New York City Sunday to mark the World Day of Remembrance and spread the word about street safety.



The day is meant to honor victims of vehicle crashes and accidents, and to help create a safer city.



In Brooklyn, volunteers, activists and families of victims gathered in areas including Prospect Park to reflect on their loved ones and discuss ways to prevent future loss.



World Remembrance Day aims to remind people that while everyone is in a rush to get where they are going, the best thing a driver can do to protect pedestrians, bicyclists, other drivers and themselves is to simply slow down.



"The reason that we changed the citywide speed limit to 25 mph is because if you go slower you are less likely to kill someone if you do hit them in some type of crash, so go slower [and] make sure you were aware of your surroundings," says Becca Kaplan, of the Brooklyn Activist Committee.



 


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