Ministry Urges Remembrance on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
While Belizeans are preparing for the 19th celebrations this weekend, the Ministry of Economic Development is urging the public to take a moment on that day to remember those who have died in traffic accidents. November 19 coincides with the 18th annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, normally celebrated on the third Sunday in November. The ministry notes that over eighty families have grieved the loss of a loved one this year due to traffic fatalities and that there have been over a million traffic-related deaths globally over the past year. The ministry says, QUOTE “We must remember those who transitioned as a result of accidents, support their families and act to ensure more lives are saved on the roads. To do so, we must improve legislation, enforcement, and traffic accident investigations to prosecute where required. However, these improvements must also go in tandem with our responsibilities as road users,” UNQUOTE. The day also pays tribute to emergency teams, police, and medical professionals who respond to and deal with the aftermath of traffic fatalities.