Auckland Transport

Rodney marks World Remembrance Day

Media release: 16 November 2011

Once again Rodney residents will join with millions of other people across the globe on Sunday 20 November to pay their respects to the victims of road traffic accidents.

Residents are invited to attend a special ceremony at the Orewa Reserve to mark World Remembrance Day, a special day to remember road traffic victims.  It is the third year the ceremony has been held and will take place near the surf club and will include the illumination of a Norfolk Pine Tree.

There have been nine fatalities recorded for the northern region in 2011. 

The purpose of Remembrance Day is to increase awareness of the devastating impact that road deaths and injuries have on families and communities worldwide.

World Remembrance Day is one of the many road safety campaigns Auckland Transport supports.  The community transport team also focuses on speed, child safety restraints to visiting schools and talking to students about the dangers of drinking and driving. 

An international Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims has been held every day for the past sixteen years since it was initiated in 1993 by Road Peace, a UK charity for road traffic victims.

Rodney World Remembrance Day

Date : Sunday 20 November

Venue : Orewa Reserve, near the surf club

Time : 7.30pm