Millions will stop this Sunday to observe World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
The day is dedicated to remembering the many millions killed or injured in road crashes as well as their families and communities.
Observed on the third Sunday of November each year, the day also pays tribute to the dedicated emergency crews, police and medical professionals who deal with the traumatic aftermath of road death and injury.
In the NT, this year’s road toll currently stands at 46, which roughly equates to someone dying on our roads every week this year.
Of the lives lost this year, 36 of those happened in rural areas such as Katherine.
In comparison, this time last year there were 26 lives lost on NT roads.
Most recently, a 42-year-old man died on the Stuart Highway when he collided with a horse.
“All road deaths are preventable and emergency services personnel want drivers, pedestrians and everyone in the community to play a role in ensuring the roads are safe,” a NT police spokeswoman said.
“Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services, along with local stakeholders, would like to use Sunday’s global day of recognition to reinforce road safety messages to the NT public,” she said.
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