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Road safety appeal as clocks go back 26.10.16

THE Donegal Road Safety Working Group is appealing to all road users especially cyclists and pedestrians to stay safe and be seen as the clocks go back and wintertime begins this weekend.
So far this year, 10 people have died on Donegal roads out of 157 nationwide fatalities, with many more people left with serious injuries.
The working group described as a "sad reality" the fact that many of these casualties "could have been avoided".
Road safety officer Brian O’Donnell said: “We are all concerned at the increase in the number of people being killed on our roads this year to date and the continued loss of lives serves as a reminder to us all that using the road is the most dangerous thing we do each day. With clocks going back this weekend, which will result in darker evenings, I would appeal to all road users to take greater care when using the road."
He added: "Always be seen by wearing reflective clothing if out walking or cycling and I would appeal to motorists to please use dipped headlights at all times, wear your seatbelt and slow down.
"We all need to be aware too that the changing weather will make for dangerous road conditions so it is vitally important that we all take responsibility for our driving behaviour if we are going to stop the current increase of serious injury and death on our roads.” Meanwhile, don't forget to put your clocks back by one hour this Sunday, October 30.
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