A day to reflect on the impact of road trauma
Those who have lost their lives on WA roads will be commemorated during the 2019 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, this Sunday 17 November.
The day is an opportunity to remember the millions of people killed and seriously injured on the world’s roads by bringing together families, friends, and loved ones for the chance to acknowledge the impact of road trauma on emergency services personnel and the wider community.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘Life is Not a Car Part’, which relates to the Safe System, where it takes more than any one part to make our roads safe - vehicles, speed, roads, people and post-crash care.
Acting Road Safety Commissioner Roger Farley took the opportunity to educate Year 9 and 10 students about road safety and how road trauma affects the entire community at a City of Gosnells World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims event on Friday.
Injury Matters and Road Trauma Support WA host road trauma survivors, family and friends, decision makers and first responders at its annual commemorations to reflect on the long-lasting impact road trauma has on the community on Sunday.
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic began in 1993 by UK road crash victim charity RoadPeace and was endorsed as a global day of observance by the United Nations in 2005.
If you or someone you know is dealing with the impact of road trauma, there is always someone to talk to at Road Trauma Support WA on 1300 004 814.