Remembering Canada’s road crash victims
Today, November 18th, is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims. It’s a day to remember and honour those who have lost their lives in road accidents, and to acknowledge the loss their families, friends and colleagues have suffered. According to the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), almost 2,800 people die every year on Canadian roads, and another 195,000 are injured.
The day is also an occasion for drivers to recommit to and raise awareness of safe driving practices. To that end, the CCMTA provides many resources for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, including the interactive Leave the Phone Alone pledge.
On average, five people lose their lives every day on Canada’s roads. That’s five too many. Visit rememberroadcrashvictims.ca to leave a tribute to someone you’ve lost, and to educate yourself on how to avoid being involved in a road crash.