World day of Remembrance 2022Road Users 20.11.2022
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Sunday 20 November 2022
Did you know?
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 to give recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and for their loved ones.
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. 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.
What is happening this year?
This year the RSA will be joining forces again 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.
Please let us know what is happening in your area to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims and we will add all the details to this page.
Official materials for an event can be accessed on the WHO website here: World Day of Remembrance 2022 (who.int)
Activities taking place in Ireland to mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims include remembrance services and ceremonies.
A remembrance mass for victims of road traffic collisions will take place at 11:30am in the North Cathedral, Cork City.
A prayer service will be held in memory of Road Traffic Victims in the Milford Public Service Centre at 6.30pm
Dublin City Council will be lighting up the front of the Civic Office building with the message "World Day of Remembrance" in both Irish and English in support of this national campaign.
A remembrance mass will take place in St Mary's Church, Listowel at 9am and also in St Mary's Cathedral, New Street, Killarney at 12pm.
A remembrance service will take place in the Augustinian Church, Drogheda at 1.15pm
A remembrance mass will take place in Knock Basilica, Knock at 12pm
All masses that takes place in the Diocese on the weekend of the 20 November will remember victims of road collisions.
All masses that takes place in the Diocese on the weekend of the 20 November will remember victims of road collisions
A remembrance service takes place in Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar at 2pm. You can RSVP to [email protected]
More information on this event can be found on the IRVA Facebook page here