Special day to recognize the Importance of Road Safety
OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 marks the 4th annual National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Canada.
The commemorative day draws Canadians' attention to the thousands who
have died or have been affected by road crashes and to the importance
of driving safely on our streets, roads and highways.
Six people die on Canada's roads every day, on average. That amounts to
one person every 4 hours, every day of the year. Traffic collisions are
a major cause of death especially for those between the ages of 5 to
"Everyone has a role to play in improving the safety on our roadways",
says Ward Keith, Chair of the Canadian Council of Motor Transport
Administrators (CCMTA). "Motor vehicle crashes are avoidable and each
of us can take action to make our roads safer by rethinking road
Canada has over 1.4 million kilometers of roads and more drivers on the
road today than ever before, and yet, the number of collisions and
fatalities is declining. There were 13.2 deaths per 100,000 drivers in
2001 and 9.5 deaths in 2009.
Road Safety is important and November 23 is your chance to remember
victims of road crashes by visiting www.rememberroadcrashvictims.ca and creating a tribute to someone you've lost or whose life has been
changed by a crash. You can share your tribute with family, friends and
colleagues and express your support on Facebook in making Canada's
The National Day of Remembrance is organized by the Canadian Global Road
Safety Committee, whose membership is made up of injury prevention and
road safety professionals, including the Canadian Council for Motor
Transport Administrators (CCMTA).
SOURCE CANADIAN COUNCIL OF MOTOR TRANSPORT ADMINISTRATORS
For further information:
S. Moncion, CCMTA
(613) 736-1003, ext. 248