Every year on the third Sunday of November we remember the loved ones and all those were a victim of road accidents either dead or seriously injured. The day is designated by the United Nation in honor of the ones who have left the world and in the plight of their loved ones who have to face the consequences of the dead or injured. Road accidents have been the leading cause of the death of people globally. The horrifying thing is that every 6 seconds someone is becoming a victim of the road accident whether a driver or a passenger, someone driving a car or a motorbike. Irrespective of the type of vehicle being driven, the average death rate is one per six seconds. The day was first recognized by RoadPeace in 1993 and since is being observed by many governmental and non-governmental institutes and organizations like NGO’s around the globe.
How to observe it?
People of the town or society gather together and hold a remembrance service, lay flowers at the deceased graves and consoles the families of the ones who have lost their loved ones during the year. There are media campaigns and online coverages that promote the day and educate people about the dangers of road accidents.