Date of publication: 2018-01-09 08:02
“Thousands of Mayo people will be travelling to see our county team play Laois, and we want to impress upon them the need to drive safely at all times. That is why we have produced 1,555 of these car flags with this message on them,” said Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer of Mayo County Council.
With roadsafety in our minds this week as we promote the RSA Irish Road Safety Week, we are reminded t he major dangers at Halloween are not from ghosts and goblins…but rather pedestrian/vehicle collisions ,todate this year 86 Pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads .
Motorcycles are often hidden in a motorist's blind spot or masked by backgrounds. For that reason, motorists should double-check blind spots and rearview and side mirrors before changing lanes or making don't benefit from a protective metal environment or the stability of four wheels. But as a driver you can help keep bikers safe by remembering a few basic rules.
“Barry’s Tea have agreed to sponsor the tea which the volunteers will distribute. Drivers should pull over if they struggle to remember the previous few miles they have travelled, or if they are drifting from lane to lane.
“This initiative is being organised by the Road Safety Office of Mayo County Council and Mayo County Childcare Committee ,”said MrJim Power County Childcare Coordinator’
''He added drivers are often vulnerable to peer pressure and risk- is hoped the campaign will drive home the message that more felmales die as passengers than as often become victims while being driven by their boyfriends.
Motorbikes make up less than two per cent of licenced vehicles, but bikers account for at least 12% of road deaths. “The course involves 12 hours of training for motorbikers from accredited trainers, and we hope it will lead to safer roads for all,” said Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer, Mayo County Council.
“We have decided to target men with the cards. More girls die as passengers than as drivers, often with their boyfriends driving. That’s the theme of our campaign, and we hope men take note,” said Noel Gibbons, Mayo County Council’s Road Safety Officer.
“About 88 per cent of motorcyclists have never completd a professional rider training course, and we want to address that issue here in Mayo.”
The ring tones will be launched today as statistics reveal that poor concentration accounts for a high percentage of road crash deaths and serious injuries - with mobile phones considered the single biggest distraction.
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