World Day of Remembrance Service for Road Traffic Victims – 11am, Sunday 15th November
World Day of Remembrance Service for Road Traffic Victims is held each year as a mark of respect to those who have lost their lives as a result of a traffic collision.
Started in the UK by national charity, Road Peace in 1993, the event became a global day of commemoration in 2005, when it was endorsed by the United Nations, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of World Day of Remembrance.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this years service will be held online via Zoom. Anyone can register to join the event which will include readings, poetry and music. With contributions from:
- Alison Hernandez, Devon and Cornwall PCC and APCC lead on roads policing
- Dame Vera Baird, the Victim’s Commissioner
- Chris Boardman, Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner
- The Metropolitan Police Choir
- The Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust
The 60 minute service will also include an act of remembrance with photos and names of those being remembered.
Last year 42 people were killed and a further 347 seriously injured on our country roads – the highest number recorded in eight years. All of whom will be someone’s loved one, friend or colleague.
How to book
The event is free to attend, however you must pre-register your attendance with Event Brite to receive your Zoom link.
For booking details, please visit here.
If you’d like to get involved on social media, please share the event with #WDoR2020 #rememberme #OpJourney