Kildare County Council Marks World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ takes place on Sunday 19th November and Kildare County Council is joining other Local Authorities, the Road Safety Authority, An Garda Síochána and other road safety groups, in remembering all those who have died in road traffic collisions around the world, in Ireland and on our own roads in County Kildare.
2023 has been the worst year for road fatalities in Ireland in many years, with over 165 families losing loved ones in road traffic accidents.
Kildare County Council invites members of the public, businesses and communities to ‘Shine a Light’ for road safety by lighting a candle or using a battery light in their front windows between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday evening, 19th November.
In addition to this, Churches in Kildare have been invited to include road safety related prayers in their services on Sunday to mark the Remembrance Day.
A road traffic collision can affect any person, any parent, any family, or friend. We all need to be responsible on the roads, respectful of other road users, more cautious, courteous, and considerate to each other as we travel the roads, whether it’s on foot, on a bike or particularly in a vehicle.
Road safety is everyone’s responsibility, together, let’s remember all those who have been killed on the roads.