On November 15, the whole world honors the memory of those whose lives were taken by the road. Back in 2005, the UN General Assembly approved the celebration of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on the third Sunday of November as a sign of high road deaths. 3,000 people die every day and about 100,000 are seriously injured in road accidents worldwide. Most of the dead and injured were young people. Governments are investing billions of dollars to take immediate action to reduce injuries and deaths on the roads. Surprisingly, even more is spent on overcoming the consequences of the accident. However, no figures will be able to compensate for the pain of loss, the inconsolable grief of relatives and friends of those who were taken away by the road.
Unfortunately, the accident rate in Ukraine is one of the highest in Europe. Among the main reasons are often conscious violations of traffic rules, speeding, drunk driving, low level of culture of behavior on the road, lack of timely and appropriate assistance to victims. In just ten months of this year, more than 118,000 road accidents occurred in Ukraine, in which about 3,000 people died.
The International Charitable Foundation “Assistance to Victims of Road Accidents” expresses its deepest condolences to those who lost their loved ones.
We would like to thank the rescue services, doctors and police officers who face the consequences of the accident on a daily basis and fight for the lives of the victims.
This day we want to remind everyone once again – the road does not forgive mistakes! Remember the risks, be careful, be aware, strictly follow the rules of the road, and take care of yourself and those around you!
Children can sometimes say more than adults. We offer you to watch the video work, which won first place at the All-Ukraine photo and video competition “Youth for Road Safety” initiated by the International Charitable Foundation in 2018.
“DTPer?” (Where are you now?), Author Tetyana Mishchynska, a student of Rivne secondary school of I-III grades. №20