The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is an annual day held on the third Sunday of November and this year it will be held on Sunday 20th November.
The aim of the day is to remember those people who have lost their lives as a result of a road traffic crash. It brings friends and families together of people who have sadly died, as well as other people who have been affected. The Remembrance Day is also a way to say thank you to emergency services who provide ongoing support in the aftermath of road crashes.
The first day of remembrance was held in 1993 and was organised by the charity RoadPeace. This was a way of showing recognition for victims of road crashes, as well as to acknowledge the hard work of people following a crash, including fire services, police officers, paramedics, as well as hospital staff.
In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the day, making it a worldwide day of remembrance. To find out more about Word Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims visit http://worlddayofremembrance.org
The number of people across the world who are seriously injured or killed in a road crash each year is staggering, especially given that many of these crashes are avoidable.
Many services will take place across the UK and across the world and shows the extent of people who are affected by road traffic collisions. A list of activities taking place on the day can be found on the RoadPeace website.
Days such as this also raise awareness for road safety and illustrate how much more needs to be done to improve safety on our roads and reduce preventable road crashes, so fewer people are affected and needlessly have to grieve for loved ones lost.
If you have lost a family member due to a road crash, you should speak to a specialist fatal accident solicitor for support and advice.
Firms such as Freeclaim Solicitors specialise in no win no fee road traffic claims and will not only help to get compensation for your loss, to pay for any funeral costs and financial losses you have incurred, but also to get the support network put into place to help you and your family.
They will also be able to guide you through the inquest process, providing invaluable assistance and explain everything to you.