INDEPENDENT NEWS

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Published: Thu 18 Nov 2010 05:01 PM
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Ashburton’s first ceremony commemorating the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is to be held on the 22nd of November at 9.30am on the East Street Green near the Ashburton Information Centre. This will be followed by a morning tea at the Ashburton District Council. A native tree will be planted to commemorate the day and a memorial plaque will be placed in tribute. The Mayor will officiate over the event and the Hakatere Marae Komiti will perform a Karakia.
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims originated in 1993 by RoadPeace, the UK charity for road traffic victims, as a response to road crash victims’ need for the same public recognition that is given to victims of other types of crime, disaster or war.
It is also a day to commend the work of those involved in the aftermath of a crash – including fire, police and ambulance teams, doctors, nurses and counsellors. An annual day of remembrance brings to attention the devastating impact of road deaths and injuries.
Almost 4,000 people are killed and many hundreds of thousands injured on roads throughout the world every day. It is a sad fact that many New Zealanders are dying on our roads each year. In the past 12 months in there have been over 400 deaths in New Zealand with 40 in Canterbury.
Road Safety Awareness ribbons will also be handed out at the ceremony as a tribute to those who we have lost. These will also be available from Council reception.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Speech From The Throne
By: New Zealand Government
Law Commission Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations
By: Law Commission
New Zealand Government To Declare A Climate Emergency
By: New Zealand Government
Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management
By: New Zealand Government
Green Party Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team
By: Green Party
NZ Govt Considers Making House Prices Part Of RBNZ Mandate
By: XE Money Transfer
Green Party Respond To Government Review Of Housing Settings
By: Green Party
Rewriting The Rulebook On DNA In Criminal Investigations – Expert Reaction
By: Science Media Centre
Government To Consider Recommendations On DNA Use In Criminal Investigations
By: New Zealand Government
Climate Change An Economic Issue; Critical For The Planet’s Future
By: Make Lemonade
Climate Emergency Declaration A Win But Needs Action
By: Greenpeace New Zealand
Declaration Of ‘Symbolic’ Climate Emergency
By: Extinction Rebellion
Minimum Wage Hike Isn’t What The Economy Needs
By: New Zealand National Party
Why Not $50 An Hour?
By: ACT New Zealand
Greens Commit To Ensuring Strong Oceans Protection This Term
By: Green Party
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media