24,255 people have been killed on Irish roads since records began.
They are being remembered today as part of ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’.
Commemorations are taking place globally for those injured or killed in road traffic collisions.
A remembrance service will take place in the Tower Hotel in Waterford City at 2.30pm. Families who have lost loved ones in Road Traffic Collisions are invited to bring along a framed photo of their loved ones to the service.
Brian Farrell from the Road Safety Authority said today also provides a chance to review road safety.
He said: “It’s an opportunity for us all to remember those who have been killed in road accidents, to remember those who have been seriously injured too, and of course their families, the families who have been left behind.
“We acknowledge the pain and suffering of the families, and critically, we want to use the day as an opportunity, as a catalyst really, for everyone out there to reflect on their own road-user behaviour and look at making small changes to the way we use the roads.”