In Ireland 24,390 people have been killed on the roads since records began.
An event is taking place in Westmeath to remember those injured or killed in traffic collisions on our roads.
The Irish Road Victims Association is marking the UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
Families bereaved by road traffic collisions, those who have been seriously injured & the emergency services will gather in the Bloomfield House Hotel, in Mullingar, this afternoon.
Chairperson of the Mullingar group Donna Price invited Danny Healy Rae to the gathering following his proposal to let people in rural areas drive after two drinks.
However, the Independent Kerry TD told Midlands 103 News he was unable to attend due to prior commitments.
Nationally, 24,390 people have been killed on the roads since records began.
Nine people have died in road crashes in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath since January.
David Sheahan is the Assistant Garda Commissioner for Governance and Accountability - he says it's hard to go to a house with news of a death.