DONEGAL County Council
is encouraging motorists to take part in National
Slow Down Day which runs for 24 hours from 7am this
Last year again saw an increase in road deaths
across the country including Donegal with 195
So far this year the death toll stands at 106.
National Slow Down Day is supported by the Road
Safety Authority, Donegal County Council and the
Donegal Road Safety Working Group and other partner
Donegal road safety officer Brian O’Donnell said:
“We appeal to each and every one of you to play your
part in reducing the tragedy that road fatalities
and serious injury collisions bring upon families in
Donegal. Please be conscious that road safety is
Public and private sector fleet operators are also
being asked to participate in the initiative by
informing employees of the 'Slow Down' message.
Drivers are also asked to turn on their dipped
headlamps to show support and increase their
The overall aim of the National ‘Slow Down’ day is
to reduce the number and severity of road traffic
collisions and to demonstrate that it is every
motorist’s responsibility to ensure that the roads
are safe for everyone.