Srinagar: Kashmir Road Safety Foundation (KRSF) will be commemorating the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2018 by organising a Candle Light Vigil in Srinagar on November 18, 2018 at 05:00 PM.
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year to remember the millions of people killed and injured on the world’s roads and their families and friends.
It is also a day to thank the emergency services for their role in saving lives; to reflect on the impact of road deaths on families and communities; and to draw attention to the need for improved legislation, awareness, infrastructure, technology, and post-crash response to save more families from the tragedy of losing a loved one. The World Day of Remembrance was founded by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2005.
The theme of this year’s World Day of Remembrance is “Roads have Stories.”
Candle Light Vigil to be organized by Kashmir Road Safety Foundation will aim and encourage motorists to slow down outside local schools and never drive rash as we honour each of the lives lost on the road in 2017 and 2018.
“Statistics shows that approximately 950 people die every year due to road accidents in J&K and its a serious issue which we should not neglect. We are hosting this Candle Light with a hope that we can light a change in our society and bring the awareness about road safety which can help us in saving lives,” Chairman KRSF Nasir Ali Khan.
“So far this event has the support of Kashmir Scan, Radiomirchi 98.3 Fm, JandK Headlines, Traffic Dept Kashmir,District Road Safety Committee Srinagar, Morning Kashmir and I Have A Dream, Khan added.
Lotte Brondum, Executive Director of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety said: “The World Day of Remembrance is an important opportunity to stand together with the global community to commemorate road victims and call for an end to the crisis on our roads. Let’s honour victims and their families by changing the stories of these roads and making sure that no more tragedies occur on them.”