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RoadPeace Service 2019

The annual RoadPeace remembrance service for road traffic victims has been organised with the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership and took place on Sunday 17th November 2019.

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. There were a number of families who attended for the first time this year as well as other who have attended for 8 years.

Pictured: Father David Craven (Parish Priest of St George), Angela Harrison (Director, Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner), Terry Woods (Deputy Chief Constable, Lancashire Constabulary), Tony Crook (Area Manager, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service), Paul Rigby (Chair, Lancashire County Council), Keith Iddon (Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Lancashire County Council), Nadia Horrocks (Paramedic, North West Ambulance Service), Kath Cross (Family speaker), Rhiannon Leeds (Coordinator, Lancashire Road Safety Partnership). 

Following a multi-faith services attendees took time to reflect and lay flowers in memory of loved ones, colleagues and friends.

The aims of RoadPeace run parallel to those of Lancashire Road Safety Partnership as they both strive to raise awareness of the responsibilities of all road users 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. The day 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.

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