The annual RoadPeace remembrance service for road traffic victims has been organised by Lancashire Road Safety Partnership and took place on Sunday 18th November 2018.
The service was well attended by families from across the county and provided a chance for reflection for the emergency services and colleagues from across the Partnership.
The aims of RoadPeace run parallel to those of Lancashire County Council as they both strive to raise awareness of the responsibilities of all road users, particularly drivers of vehicles, in order to bring about a reduction in road collisions.
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was originated in 1993 by RoadPeace. WDR is observed on the third Sunday of November each year by an increasing number of countries on every continent around the world. This day is dedicated to remembering the many millions killed or injured in road crashes and their families and communities, as well as to pay tribute to the dedicated emergency crews, police and medical professionals who daily deal with the traumatic aftermath of road death and injury.
Rhiannon Leeds – Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety
Tony Crook – Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
Matt Dunn – North West Ambulance Service
Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods – Lancashire Constabulary
Moulana Ishmail Nakhuda – Representative scholar from the Muslim Community
The Venerable Michael Everitt the Archdeacon of Lancaster
County Councillor Anne Cheetham – Chair of Lancashire County Council
Sandra Bigley – family representative
County Councillor Keith Iddon – Cabinet member for Highways and Transport
Janet Flood – family representative