Roadside memorials and tributes

We have produced guidelines for laying tributes and memorials by the roadside.


The practice of laying flowers or other tributes at the site of fatal road traffic collisions is becoming increasingly common. These can be a source of comfort to bereaved friends and families.

There is concern, however, about the safety of friends and families who may come to visit the site and the risk that memorials could be a distraction to other drivers.

We recognise that this is a sensitive issue and we have sought to develop an approach that balances concerns about safety and the wishes of those who may want to lay flowers or place other tributes as a mark of respect.

Related documents

The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)