15th November is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsNovember 12, 2015 // No Comments
Every year, the third Sunday of November, the organisation RoadPeace holds a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
This day focuses on both the overall scale and the individual devastation caused by road deaths and injuries and the impact upon families and communities around the world. Almost 4,000 people are killed and many hundreds of thousands injured on roads throughout the world every day. Many more have to cope with bereavement or the effects of injury and thus become part of the huge group of people affected by road carnage.
Founder and president of RoadPeace, Brigitte Chaudhry describes the act of remembrance as “A common Day of Remembrance offers solidarity and friendship to our fellow bereaved, draws attention to the devastation caused by road danger and calls for an end to the carnage.” There will be services taking place around the country on 15th November. You may view details of the events here.
RoadPeace is the UK’s leading charity supporting people who are bereaved or injured as the result of a road crash. The charity was founded in 1992 in response to a complete lack of support and information during the traumatic aftermath of road death and injury. It is a membership charity, with local groups, working closely with organisations campaigning on behalf of pedestrians, cyclists and sustainable travel.