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Sunday, November 15th – World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

Sunday, November 15th 2020 will be the third Sunday in November, when on this day each year the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) seeks to remember the millions of lives, world wide, lost or injured due to tragic road crashes.

On this day we also seek to pay tribute to the many emergency responders and medical professionals obliged to deal with the trauma of road deaths and the various injuries incurred by such incidents, on a daily basis.

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), nearly 1.25 million people across the world loose their lives in road crashes every year. This figure equates to approximately 3,424 deaths per day.

2018 saw the safest recorded year on Irish roads, nevertheless there were 142 lives lost in 135 fatal crashes.

Up to 1:00pm on December 31st 2019 a total of 148 people died on Ireland’s roads as a result of 137 fatal crashes; 13 of these deaths, alas, occurring in Co. Tipperary, that very same year.

In the majority of the above cases, these vehicle crashes were completely preventable.

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