On average, one person dies every five hours on Canadian roads. More than 160 people lose their lives in a month. 37 people are killed (on average) each week; 5 people die on Canada's roads on average per day.

Each year in Canada, over 1,900 people are killed in road crashes and another 165,000 are injured.

Alcohol, drugs, speeding, driver distraction, fatigue and failure to buckle up are key factors that can contribute to collisions.

Road crash victims also include families, friends and colleagues who must live forever with the loss or suffering of their loved ones.

Road safety is a shared responsibility and each of us can take action to make our roads safer.

Canada's Road Safety Strategy 2015 is Canada’s plan to improve safety on our roads.



The National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims is Canada’s day to remember and honour these victims and their families. It is commemorated the third Wednesday each November.

As the official steward of the day, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) regularly collaborates with partners, advocacy groups and others committed to road safety to raise awareness of those impacted and lost to road crashes.

The annual initiative serves as an important reminder of the preventative nature of these tragedies; and how, when it comes to driving, avoidable actions can save lives.

Raising awareness is an important element of Road Safety Strategy 2015, Canada's plan to improve road safety on our roads.

CCMTA is grateful to the following organizations and individuals for their participation in the 2014 National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims and for their ongoing work in championing safety on our roads:

Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators is the official organization in Canada for coordinating all matters dealing with the administration, regulation and control of motor vehicle transportation and highway safety. CCMTA’s national forum includes representatives from all provincial, territorial and federal governments of Canada. The membership makes decisions on administration and operational road safety matters through a collective consultative process.

Source: Roadcrashvictims


Last updated on: 2015-11-05 | Link to this post