On November 18, 2018, the SAAQ is inviting people across Québec to pay tribute to road crash victims, as well as emergency and support services. With the slogan “Roads have stories,” this day is an occasion to remember that risky behaviours on the road can have tragic consequences. In Québec in 2017, 359 people died, 1,501 were severely injured, and 35,330 were slightly injured. In order to reduce the number of human tragedies, drivers, motorcyclists and cyclists must protect those who are most vulnerable. The SAAQ and its many partners work each day to prevent traffic accidents and encourage Quebecers to adopt safe behaviours.
Watch testimonials from traffic accident victims (in French only).
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, decreed by the United Nations, is held around the world in order to raise public awareness of the emotional and economic consequences of traffic accidents, and to commemorate road accident victims and emergency and support services.