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Waterford to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims

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Waterford to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims

Waterford to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims at Tower Hotel

A Road Safety Authority memorial service will mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims 2018 at Tower Hotel in Waterford this Sunday, November 18.

A UN initiative to remember victims of road collisions internationally, World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims gives the public an opportunity to remember those who have died on our roads; the families, friends and communities who have been devastated by their loss; and those who have survived with life altering injuries. For thousands of families around the country, their lives are forever changed as a result of a collision.

On World Day of Remembrance, we remember not only the people who have died on our roads, but we also encourage people to consider the other preventable tragedies that will happen before the end of the year. This year, we have tragically already seen 120 lives lost on our roads. That is 120 families and communities who are devastated by a loss this year in counties all over Ireland.

World Day of Remembrance serves as a stark reminder to us all to consider what we can do to prevent more loss of life on our roads this year.

At the ceremony family members will have an opportunity to say a poem or prayer to remember their lost loved one and a candle ceremony will also take place. Others in attendance on the day will include representatives from the Road Safety Authority, An Garda Síochána, Emergency Services, road safety support organisations and local clergy. A light lunch will also be served after the ceremony.

If families would like to bring a photo of their loved ones, please email fkavanagh@rsa.ie or phone 087-6123969 by Friday, November 16.

The event takes place from 2:30pm to 3:30pm and admission is free.

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