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World day of Remembrance 2020

World day of Remembrance 2020

World day of Remembrance 2020

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Sunday 15 November 2020

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

While road traffic deaths are counted in the year they occur, a family remains bereaved forever. The bereaved are not counted or included in road traffic injury data. Many others remain deeply affected by the loss of a friend, colleague, neighbour or member of the community.

The effect on the emergency services, whose work involves facing the consequences of crashes on a daily basis, is also profound. Road traffic injuries leave behind shattered families and communities.

The following activities are taking place in Ireland to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims:

  • This year we will be hosting an online remembrance ceremony on the RSA Facebook page on Sunday 15 November at 2pm. All are welcome to tune in and join us in remembering all those who have been touched by road deaths and injuries.
  • This Sunday 15 November mass from Knock Shrine can be viewed online at the following link: https://www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live/?v=d2cb7bbc0d23  All those lost on our roads will be remembered at the mass.
  • Council buildings across Ireland will ‘light up for road safety’ as part of this years ‘World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims’ on Sunday 15 November.
  • Local Authority Road Safety Officers are asking the public to get involved and ‘light up’ or ‘shine a light’ to remember crash victims, survivors, their families and those on the frontline who respond to collisions. Members of the public are being asked to join in and shine a light in their window on the evening of Sunday 15th November between 7pm and 8pm to remember those in their community who have died on the roads. Every year crash victims are remembered on the third Sunday in November and this year, with everything else going on in the world, road safety stakeholders are not forgetting those who have died on the roads. With an increase in people out walking, cycling and going from place to place, road safety is more important now more than ever before and road safety officers are asking the public to join them to ‘light up’ and shine a light for road safety and remember those who have died or were injured on the roads.

The World Health Organisation will be holding a UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Global virtual event on Friday 13 November at 2pm (CET, 1pm Irish time). Sign up to attend: http://bit.ly/wdoremembrance

The Irish Road Victims Association (IRVA) will hold a virtual event to commemorate the UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims this Sunday 15 November at 3pm. All are invited to join this event on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/105053462938353/posts/3163028737140795/?vh=e&extid=0&d=n