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The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2012

On Sunday, the 18th November 2012


- 23,227 people killed on Irish roads since 1959 -

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), Local Authorities, members of An Garda Síochána and the Emergency Services are calling on people to remember the victims of road collisions on ‘World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims’ on Sunday 18 November.  This comes as figures reveal that 23,227 people have died on Irish roads to date (13 November 2012) since records began in 1959.

So far this year, 149 families, friends and communities have been left devastated by the loss of a loved one.

A number of commemoration services, masses and events will take place throughout the country this weekend to remember those who have died or been seriously injured on our roads and the families and friends who are left grieving for their loss. A full list of the events taking place to mark ‘World Remembrance Day’ is available on


Irish Road Victims Association,an NGO advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims is organising this service with the support of Westmeath County Council and the Emergency Services.