Honouring those killed and injured on our roads

Cllr Teji Barnes, chair of the LRSC, recently attended a RoadPeace ceremony to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

LRSC Teji Barnes

As the chair of the London Road Safety Council, I was privileged to be able to attend a ceremony to honour those killed and injured on our roads earlier this month.

The event, which took place in Piccadilly, was organised by RoadPeace to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

RoadPeace is a national charity for road crash victims in the UK. They provide information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes.

We heard from Cynthia Barlow OBE, chair of RoadPeace, Jack Martindale and Nilima Sahu – all of whom had lost a loved one or been injured by a dangerous driver. 

The message rang out loud and clear, that we need to continue to make our roads safer and we can’t ever be complacent as road traffic deaths are not acceptable. The long term effects that a road death leaves behind could be seen on the faces of the victim’s loved one.

Thank you to Nick Simmonds, CEO of RoadPeace, for welcoming both myself and Cllr John Pachoud from the LRSC.


21 November 2019