Photo was taken yesterday at Col’iste Choilm, Ballincollig, Co.Cork (Irl)

A sense of humour is always important. In school on my door I always leave a sticky note as to where I am. Yesterday I returned to find my door covered in them! Obviously a few students were up to mischief yesterday!!

Thought on Saturday – November – 17/11/2012

“For every life lost on our roads, hundreds more are devastated by the loss. World Remembrance Day gives us all an opportunity to remember the victims of road crashes, the families grieving for their loss and the communities shattered by these tragedies. It also allows us to reflect on our own behaviour on the roads and ask ourselves how we can contribute to making the roads a safer place for everyone.” ~Leo Varadkar

Tomorrow (Nov 18th) is World Remembrance Day for road traffic victims. It is a day to remember those whose lives have been tragically lost on our roads and whose families have been devastated. Speed causes 40% of all fatal crashes each year. At 60mph (100kmp) we travel 88 feet in just one second. The faster we go the greater the distance we will need to stop. Since records began in Ireland back in 1959: 23,227 people have died on our roads. Across the world over 1.2 million people are killed each year on the roads. Another statistic is that over 3,400 men, women and children are killed every single day on the world’s roads while walking, cycling, or driving. They will never return home. Another 20-50 million others are injured each year and tens of thousands are disabled for life. The sheer size of the death toll is staggering. Behind every tragedy lies a traumatised family and a shattered community. Tomorrow gives everyone an opportunity to remember and pray for those who have been killed or injured on our roads, as well as the people left behind.