Memorial mass in Louth today for World day of Remembrance for road traffic victims

Services being held across the country

Donard McCabe

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Donard McCabe

Memorial mass in Louth today for World day of Remembrance for road traffic victims

Memorial mass in Louth today for World day of Remembrance for road traffic victims

A special memorial mass is taking place in the Augustinian Church, Drogheda, Co. Louth today at 1:15pm for World day of Remembrance for road traffic victims.

According to RSA.ie, the Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was first held in 1993 in the United Kingdom and organised since then by non-governmental organizations in a number of countries.

It was created as a means to give recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and the plight of their loved ones who must cope with the emotional and practical consequences of these events.

On 26 October 2005, the United Nations adopted a resolution which calls for governments to mark the third Sunday in November each year as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Observation of this day provides an opportunity to draw the public’s attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them.

The day also provides an opportunity to remind governments and society of their responsibility to make roads safer.

This year the RSA will be joining forces with members of An Garda Síochána, Local County Councils, Emergency Services and victim support groups to mark the day and remember those who have died on our roads at services which will be held across the country.

The RSA have a Facebook event page here where loved ones who died or who were injured on our roads can be remembered.