It’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Victims of serious injuries from crashes are being acknowledged today.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is to be commemorated at events across the country.

Property and business owners are being asked to shine a light in their windows to commemorate those who’ve died or been injured on our roads.

Injury records began in 1977, and 84,977 people have been seriously injured in road traffic accidents since.

That figure is equivalent to the population of Galway.

While 24,663 have lost their lives since 1959.

So far, 120 people have been killed on Irish roads in 2021.

It’s a decrease of 12 deaths compared to this time last year.

A number of events will take place nationwide today, including a special remembrance mass broadcast live on RTÉ 1.

While council-owned buildings will light up between 7 and 8pm.

World Remembrance Day also recognises the work of emergency services.