Crash victims remembered on World Day of Remembrance

So far this year, almost 170 people have been killed on roads in the Republic of Ireland

Crash victims remembered on World Day of Remembrance

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Ceremonies are taking place across the country to mark World day Of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Almost 40,000 people have died in road traffic accidents on the island of Ireland since records began in 1959.

So far this year, almost 170 people have been killed on roads in the Republic of Ireland.

Road safety groups are calling on road-users to remember the basics and to drive carefully at all times.

CEO of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) Moyagh Murdock says it is possible to change our attitude on the roads.

Superintendent Con O’Donohue, An Garda Síochána said: “An Garda Síochána is committed to working to keep our roads free from death and serious injury, but to do this we need the support of each and every person.

As we head into the winter season and the evenings grow darker, we all must commit to thinking about road safety: every time you sit behind the wheel, get on your bicycle or motorbike, or head out for a walk, consider what you can do to improve your safety on the roads and the safety of everyone around you.”

In addition to the national events, the RSA will have a ‘Wall of Remembrance’ on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/RSAireland, where people can share their memories and leave a memorial message for a loved one who has been killed or seriously injured on our roads.