Ms Liz O’Donnell, Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority said, “World Day of Remembrance reminds us how easily tragedy can happen but by making small changes to our behavior on the roads, we can all help to prevent future tragedy. Never underestimate the role we as individuals can play in saving lives, each and every time we use the roads. Let’s all work together to share the roads responsibly.”
The United Nations adopted a resolution on the 26 October 2005 which calls for governments to mark the third Sunday in November each year as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe said recently – “we should come together on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ to remember those who have tragically died on the road and to also think of their families. I would also like to acknowledge the great work done by those in the Emergency Services and medical professionals, on both sides of the boarder, who have to deal with the aftermath and consequences of collisions. We will be thinking of them too on Sunday and the life-saving work that they do.”
There are numerous activities scheduled around the country to mark ‘World Day of Remembrance’ around Ireland: In Cork a mass will take place in Cork City in the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne, Roman Street (Shandon) at 11.30am. In Dublin a special memorial service will take place in St Finian’s Lutheran Church, 23 Adelaide Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 2 at 3:30pm
A full list of Remembrance Day the events is available on www.rsa.ie
In addition, the RSA is asking people to change their social media profile picture to add the ‘World Day of Remembrance’ candle. People are also being invited to write the name of a loved one on the RSA’s ‘Wall of Remembrance’ on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/RSAireland. The Wall of Remembrance is a place for people to come and share their memories, to light a candle and leave a memorial message for a loved one who has been killed or seriously injured on our roads.
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