November 2009

National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims

Wednesday, Nov. 18 marks the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, a day to remember those killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads, often in avoidable collisions, and those left to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of people they love. This year's theme is Raising awareness of the number of deaths on Canadian roads.

The website at www.rememberroadcrashvictims.ca notes that, on average, one person in Canada dies every three hours in a road traffic crash. It offers a public space for people to set up tributes to loved ones who died or were seriously injured in a collision. It also has a 15-second video for downloading. Last year marked Canada’s first day of remembrance in which a number of safety partners held events marking the issue.

Those planning such events can register them at www.rememberroadcrashvictims.ca Algonquin College is hosting a national event on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Woodroffe Campus in Ottawa to honour road crash victims, increase public awareness regarding the impact of road crashes and to promote safe driving.

Updated November 13, 2009