Ceremony to commemorate the people who have lost their lives on Cork roads will take place today

A ceremony to commemorate the people who have lost their lives on Cork roads will take place today as part of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Families of those killed in the city and county will gather at the North Cathedral in the city at 11:30 to remember their loved ones…

The Road Safety Authority have voiced concern at the level of road fatalities in Cork this year, with 12 people losing their lives, bringing the total to 84 deaths since the start of 2017.

Speaking to RedFM News, Brian Farrell from the RSA says people need to remember that the statistics represent real people:

“Since we’ve began recording road deaths in Ireland in 1959, we’ve had nearly 25,000 people killed on our roads and just almost 85,000 people seriously injured and these are just staggering figures and while they are figures we got to remember that there are real people, real lives behind that. You know, a lot of people are still living with the after effects and the consequence of that, whether they’re bereaved family members or whether they’re people who have suffered serious injuries.”


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