A bunch of flowers on the spot where someone lost their life on the road is the most common roadside memorial, seen in countries throughout the world.
But many other kinds of roadside memorials can also be seen…
….”They’re appearing in greater numbers along our major roads and highways – crosses, flowers, trinkets, messages, spontaneous shrines in honour of someone who has died in a road crash at that spot. Simple or elaborate, makeshift or permanent, they are the public markers of private trauma and grief, and turn public land into private sacred space……”
On roadside memorials:
Roadside memorials in Ireland
On Roadside crosses: