SUNDAY was World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims. The events included a special Mass was held at the Marian Shrine in Knock to remember people who have been killed or injured on Ireland’s roads.
At this Mass of Remembrance people preyed for those who have died on our roads, and for their families, along with all road-users who have been involved in accidents.
The Remembrance Day activities were designed to bring families of those who were injured or killed together and to let them know that support exists for them, and that they are not alone.
On the same day two people were left dead after car crashes in Clare and Galway.
Priests, ministers, the fire services, An Garda Síochána, the ambulance service, paramedics, nurses, doctors, nurses and counsellors, will all confirm that the carnage on our roads is just crazy.
And anybody who walks on our country roads will testify to the appalling arrogance of motorists in this country.
They drive at speed and expect pedestrians to stand in the ditch to let them pass.
How different it is in countries like Holland where people drive calmly and with care and cyclists and pedestrians have the right of way.
Will we ever grow up in this country? We talk day and night about the recession and show little concern for others on the roads.