No Man Is An Island

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

This is as true today as it was in 1624 when John Donne first wrote these words, with this in mind we like to point out that tomorrow (18th November) is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2012. It is has been a 116 years since the first person was killed by a motor vehicle on a British road and since then there have been many more. Indeed, every year on our roads an unacceptable large number of people die, it is time that we did something about this. At the current time the headline number of deaths on British roads is going down, but a closer look at the figures show that the numbers of pedestrians and cyclist being killed or seriously injured is increasing. This is something which effects all of us, every one of those victims is someone’s loved one, daughter, son, father, mother, sister, brother, cousin, friend or lover. None of us is an Island, Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

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