Each November, the SAFE Delaware County Coalition acknowledges those who passed away due to motor vehicle crashes in Delaware County through a remembrance ceremony. Traditionally a display of wreaths with the name of each victim is dedicated as a reminder to drive safely. The purpose of the SAFE Remembers event is to acknowledge that the lives lost are not forgotten. It represents this coalition’s plea to all drivers to remember that their behavior can change everything. Everyone knows someone who has been hurt or injured in a car crash. We have the tools to protect each other. It’s time to begin the work of implementing them.
As a way of paying our respect and remembering those victims, the SAFE coalition will also be acknowledging “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims” on Sunday, November 19 by spreading the word about traffic safety awareness. For more info, visit worlddayofremembrance.org/events.
Lead by the Delaware Public Health District, the SAFE Delaware County Coalition serves as a countywide network that unites community partners and leaders seeking to maximize resources and provide injury prevention awareness related to traffic and child safety. Funding is provided by a grant program that provides federal funds administered through the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) and Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) to eligible entities to be
used for projects such as traffic safety education.