DONEGAL motorists are
being asked to be a "better, safer driver" on
European Day Without a Road Death next week.
The continent-wide initiative called 'Project
Edward' is supported in Ireland by Transport
Minister Shane Ross; the gardaí, the Road Safety
Authority (RSA) and local authorities among other
The initiative has been organised by the Traffic
Police network in Europe (TISPOL) and its aim is for
no-one to die on the roads of Europe on Wednesday,
September 21, 2016.
To date this year, 131 people have been killed on
Irish roads - an increase of 18 when compared to the
same period last year. Four people have died on our
roads over the last seven days.
TISPOL president Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid
"TISPOL believes that strong leadership from
governments can make a massive difference in
reducing the number of people killed and seriously
injured on our roads.
"However, we can only do this if we have the support
of individual road-users. So think about how you can
reduce risk by always wearing a seatbelt, keeping to
speeds that are both legal and appropriate for the
conditions, not driving after drinking alcohol or
taking drugs, and not using a mobile phone at the
wheel." To support 'Project Edward', road-users are
asked to make an online pledge to be a better, safer
www.tispol.org . Some 96,000 pledges have been
made so far across Europe.