National Accident Day (Finland)
National Accident Day (or Accident Day, kansallinen tapaturmapäivä) is a day to raise awareness about automotive safety in the country of Finland. It is chosen to be on Friday the 13th each year, and because there is a least one Friday the 13th per year on the modern Gregorian calendar this is always possible.  The event-day was started in 1995. In 2013, NAD was on September 13, and at that time Finland was having about one million reported accidents of which there was 2,800 deaths. Accident day is not limited to automotive accidents however, it is also to bring awareness to increasing safety in workplaces. Another place for increased safety awareness is in the home.
The day is promoted by the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, which works also works other government and non-government agencies for this event.
In 2016 Finlands National Accident Day occurred on May 13, 2016. The theme for that year was "accidents caused by haste", and there was increased traffic patrols in the weeks prior to the special day. One of the ongoing concerns is the hundreds of pedestrians, cyclists, and moped riders that are injured on the road. The police focused on pedestrian intersections, and they also wanted to monitor automotive behavior in addition to the pedestrians. One of the Finnish concerns is that pedestrians and cyclists need more awareness when traveling.
Accident day is not a National Public Holiday of Finland.
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