Nearly 25,000 people have died on Irish roads over the past 60 years.
Events will take place across the midlands this weekend to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
Public buildings in Offaly, Westmeath and Longford will be lit up on Sunday to mark the occasion.
Nearly 25,000 people have died on Irish roads over the past 60 years and almost 85,000 have been seriously injured since 1977.
The Road Safety Authority and Gardai are urging people to slow down and take better care when driving to avoid more fatalities.
Grainne Kealy from Laois was hospitalised for weeks and suffered brain injuries when she was involved in a crash: