World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

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This Sunday marks The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR).

Commemorated annually on the third Sunday of November, World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims provides a platform for road traffic victims and their families to:

  • remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads
  • acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency services
  • draw attention to the generally trivial legal response to culpable road deaths and injuries
  • advocate for better support for road traffic victims and victim families
  • promote evidence-based actions to prevent and eventually stop further road traffic deaths and injuries

This year’s event places the spotlight on reduction of traffic speeds. Low speeds have the potential to prevent many deaths and serious injuries, in particular those of pedestrians including vulnerable groups such as children, elderly folk and the disabled.

Stop Killing our Children examines how road danger damages us all, whatever our age and however we travel, and questions our collective blindness to both its cause and remedy. Our 40-minute, crowdfunded film is narrated by the BBC’s John Simpson and features interviews with Chris Boardman, Dr Rachel Aldred, Dr Ian Walker, George Monbiot and the founders of the Stop de Kindermoord movement amongst others.Please help turn the tide against road danger. Please watch the full-length film below and share

Appearing in our documentary, RoadPeace’s Amy Aeron-Thomas explains: “Not only are they [road traffic victims] second class because they have fewer rights than offenders, but just compared to other victims of crime, our government doesn’t define homicide as including criminal road death…so the driver of a speed boat can be prosecuted for homicide manslaughter, but a drunk speeding driver caught trying to evade police, well that’s just causing death by dangerous driving.”

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