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Service held to remember road traffic victims

People affected by deaths and injuries on our roads have been remembered at an annual service held by Lancashire County Council and road safety charity RoadPeace.

The charity strives 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 initiated in 1993 by RoadPeace, which provides support to bereaved families.

It 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.

The service took place at County Hall in Preston on Sunday 19 November 2017. It was led by The Archdeacon of Lancaster The Venerable Michael Everitt, and attended by families and friends of road traffic collision victims, as well as representatives from the county council, emergency services and the Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities.

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