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Service at County Hall remembers those killed on our roads

The annual RoadPeace Memorial Service for road traffic victims took place this week, organised by Lancashire County Council on behalf of Lancashire Road Safety Partnership.

County Councillor Peter Britcliffe, chairman of Lancashire County Council, welcomed families from across the county alongside representatives of emergency services and local authorities who work to prevent road casualties.

He said: "It was an honour to meet with bereaved families to remember their loved ones on Sunday, and to recognise the dedication of all those responding to road collisions and working to prevent further road deaths. This is a day we wish we did not need to mark, and we will continue to work together with partners and residents to make the roads in Lancashire safer for all."

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was originated in 1993 by RoadPeace and 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 collisions 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.

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Group picture shows CC Peter Britcliffe, chairman of Lancashire County Council, with attendees at the annual Road Peace Memorial Service on Sunday 20 November 2022