Violence and Injury Prevention

Around the world events mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

21 November 2004 - Initiated by RoadPeace in 1993, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, known for several years as the European Day of Remembrance, is now being observed by an increasing number of people across many countries and continents. This annual global advocacy event is commemorated in many ways, in places of worship and secular settings, by acts of remembrance, prayers, marches and other demonstrations.

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims responds to the great need of road crash victims for public recognition, which is so readily given to victims of other types of disaster. It also acknowledges the work of all those involved in the aftermath of a crash - fire, police and ambulance personnel, doctors, nurses and counselors. In London this year's event included an inaugural lecture by Professor Ian Roberts, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, on “War and RoadPeace” and a benefit concert for RoadPeace in memory of Christopher Gray and all road crash victims, with pianist Nicola Eimer and violinist Remus Azoitei.

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