National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims
Honouring friends, family and colleagues who were killed or seriously injured on Canada’s roads
Wednesday, November 19th marks the seventh annual National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims. This day is set aside to remember those killed or seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes on Canada’s roads, and the families, friends and colleagues who have been affected by these tragedies.
Every day thousands of British Columbians drive as part of their work; some operating a vehicle provided by the company; others using their personal vehicle. For many, driving is the most hazardous part of their work day.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of traumatic workplace fatalities in BC. On average, 23 workers are killed and another 1,290 are injured and miss time from work each year due to work-related motor vehicle incidents.
Every driving-related fatality and injury is a tragedy because each one is preventable, and because of the far-reaching impacts they have on the victims, their families, friends and communities.
The National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims is an opportunity for stakeholders to raise awareness of the key factors that cause crashes, and to engage in actions to keep all road users safe.
More information and event resources can be found on the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims website.