The ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ will take place on 18 November at Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire.
Initiated by RoadPeace in 1993, the day raises awareness of the number of people killed or seriously injured as a result of road traffic collisions, and provides an opportunity for victims and bereaved parents, families and friends to “join together in solidarity and empathy”.
As part of the act of remembrance, there will be a display board containing photographs of victims killed in road traffic crashes. There will also be an opportunity to write the names of loved ones on an oak leaf card.
Bridget Wall, who organises the event, said: “It’s time to draw global attention to the 3rd World War that no-one wants to talk about, which is 1.3 million men, women, young people and children killed in road traffic collisions and up to 50 million injured every year.
“All road users have a right to use roads and pavements without feeling intimidated and endangered by other road users. We have a responsibility and a duty of care.
“The correct terminology is road traffic incident/crash/collision – not accident. The correct use of terminology is absolutely vital in influencing attitudes towards road traffic crashes.”
For more information contact Bridget Wall on 01366 382433.