The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place each year on the third Sunday of November.
Activities and remembrance services are held around the globe to raise awareness of the devastation caused by road traffic accidents and to pay tribute to the emergency services who deal every day with the immediate aftermath of a collision.
Across the world, around 4,000 people a day are killed on roads, with many hundreds of thousands injured. Since last year, around one and a half million people will have died in a road traffic accident and millions more will have either sustained serious injuries or been left bereaved through the loss of a loved one.
The Pope and other religious leaders remembered road victims worldwide on the third Sunday of November, calling it ‘World Day’.
The special day of remembrance gives people an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have died or been injured, as well as highlighting the dangers in a bid to reduce the number of casualties in the future.
Slater and Gordon is proud to sponsor this year’s service of remembrance in Liverpool, which is organised by road safety charity RoadPeace.
It takes place in the concert room of St George’s Hall at 2pm on Sunday 20 November. Guests will then be invited to the memorial for crash victims in neighbouring St John’s Gardens where five doves will be released to mark the five people who are killed each day on UK roads.
RoadPeace works tirelessly to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads, which tragically still stands at thousands every year. The charity also provides essential support to victims and their families, whose lives have been devastated as a result of what are often completely avoidable accidents.
Carol Hopwood is a principal lawyer specialising in serious injury at Slater and Gordon in Liverpool.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer a free consultation for people injured in road traffic accidents through no fault of their own. Call us 24/7 on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you.