Sunday, 16. 11. 2014

World day of remembrance of road traffic victims

The World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims observed every third Sunday in November is a day on which we remember all the dead and injured in traffic accidents along with their loved ones, friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

On the eve of the abovementioned day, Saturday, 15 November 2014, the Safe Journey Institute (Zavod Varna Pot) prepared a cultural programme in the City Hall with a presentation of the third poetry collection of the Institute’s ambassador Breda Marija Kovše, “Opus Jeseni” (Autumn Opus).
For the eighth year the Safe Journey Institute has joined the commemoration of the World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims. With this they want to draw attention to the pain inflicted by the consequences of a traffic accident on the loved ones, friends, acquaintances and co-workers in Slovenia as well. They want to remind us of the numerous injured that as a consequence of an accident will never be the same as before.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that annually approximately 1.24 million traffic participants die on the roads worldwide. This means deaths of at least 3.390 people daily. Moreover, 50 million people get injured and 5 million of them remain disabled forever. From 1991 to 2013 in Slovenia 6.935 people were killed in road accidents, however, more than 317.880 were injured.