Road victims remembered on poignant 'world day'

Published 13/11/2012 | 14:21

THE ROAD Safety Authority (RSA), Carlow County Council, members of An Garda Síochána and the Emergency Services are calling on people in Carlow to remember the victims of road collisions on 'World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims' this Sunday, November 18.

This comes as figures reveal that during the 15 year period, 1997 to 2011, 88 people were killed on Carlow roads.

The day will be marked by special prayers in more than 30 churches of all denominations throughout the county. The prayers will remember those who died, empathise with bereaved families, acknowledge the work of the emergency services and serve as a reminder of the risks we all face on the roads.

Since the official record road deaths in this country in 1959, a total of 23,226 people have been killed on Irish roads.

' That's more lives lost on our roads than the population of Carlow town,' said John McDarby, road safety officer with Carlow County Council.

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