World Road Traffic Victims Remembrance Day
On November 15, 2020, in Zabawa near Tarnów, the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was held, organized by the National Road Safety Council, the Motor Transport Institute, the “Przejście” association and the Center for Initiatives for Improving Road Safety. </ strong>
– 2909 people died on Polish roads last year. That’s 2,909 too many. Each fatal accident is our failure, sadness and trauma for the relatives of the victim and loss for our country, loss for Poland. The World Road Accident Victims Remembrance Day is a day when we remember those who left us, but also a day when we connect in a special way with the wounded who, as a result of unfortunate events, struggle with the long process of recovery and fitness. The Ministry of Infrastructure and the National Road Safety Council make every effort to ensure that there are as few such events as possible in our country. We are doing it, on the one hand, by reconstructing the infrastructure, and on the other hand, by educational campaigns, said Minister of Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk.
As part of the event, every year in Zabawa, church ceremonies are held, the illumination of a symbolic light at the monument to the victims of accidents, planting a tree of memory, meetings with the families of the victims, therapeutic workshops, educational programs, scientific seminars and conferences. This year, the European commemoration day officially joins the Polish celebration. In connection with the 15-year history of the World Road Accident Victims Remembrance Day in Poland and Europe, a bilingual online exhibition was organized.
– As part of the World Road Accident Remembrance Day in Poland and in other European countries, we have prepared an online exhibition. Its goal is, among others drawing attention to the need to build a post-accident care system, based on specialized Trauma Centers, as well as to present the fate of accident victims as an element of road hazard prevention – said Minister of Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk.
World Road Accident Remembrance Day has been celebrated since October 26, 2005 on the initiative of the UN General Assembly, and it is held each year on the third Sunday of November.