The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was first held by the British RoadPeace charity in 1993 on 26 October 2005. The United Nations supported this initiative by proposing to hold that every third Sunday in November to mark it as a global public awareness day for the prevention of road traffic injuries.
According to the Global status report on road safety published by the World Health Organization, about 1.35 million people die in road accidents every year. Such accidents are the main cause of death of young people aged 5 to 29 years.
This year, on November 15, BKA once again supported this international initiative and asked all road users to be more attentive and follow the safety rules on the road. The BKA team launched balloons into the sky and lit candles to honor the memory of all the people who died and were seriously injured on the roads.