Service NL
November 15, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Service NL:

Minister Gambin-Walsh Recognizes National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims

Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to recognize the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims.

The third Wednesday of November is set aside each year for Canadians to remember those who have lost their lives or been seriously injured on Canadian roads.

Annually, more than 1,800 people are killed in road crashes in Canada and more than 160,000 are injured.

Mr. Speaker, it only takes a moment for lives to change forever because of a crash on our roadways. It also only takes a moment to make the decision to drive safely.

At an event this morning at RCMP Headquarters, I met with many people who are dedicated to raising awareness about road safety.

Service NL’s Highway Enforcement Officers, the RCMP and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary are doing valuable work to raise awareness and ensure the Highway Traffic Act is respected.

Groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, STAND for Hannah, the Save Our People Action Committee and Safety NL also provide valuable input to government as we all seek ways to make our roads and highways safer.

I call on everyone here today to join me in thanking those who support and promote road safety in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thank you.

2017 11 15                              2:20 p.m.