The study describes new social habit ľ creating public roadside memorials in the Czech Republic. They generally take the form of permanent constructions to remind travellers of both the accident and the deceased; most often young men. Such memorials are constructed and visited by the bereaved - parents and other relatives (spouse, siblings) or friends. The memorial has a special meaning for those who build it; it represents an intimate bond with both the life and death of the victim. Drivers generally perceive such memorials in terms of a reminder that the location is potentially dangerous and that they should drive more carefully.
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religion and religiosity