Be safe, be seen on shortest day
of the year
THE Donegal Road Safety
Working Group and the Donegal Youth Service will
distribute high-viz vests in Letterkenny tomorrow –
the shortest day of the year.
The aim of ‘National Be Safe Be Seen’ day is to
remind all road-users of the importance of wear high
visibility clothing when out walking, cycling or
motorcycling and for motorists to use dipped
headlights when driving.
Be Safe Be Seen
To date this year, 153
people have died on Irish roads. Cyclists,
motorcyclists and pedestrians have accounted for 40%
of these deaths with 28 pedestrians, 15 cyclists and
19 motorcyclists tragically losing their lives.
Road safety officer Brian O’Donnell said: “In recent
years, we have seen a significant increase in the
number of people walking, cycling and motorcycling
and it is encouraging to see so many of these
road-users wearing high visibility material when out
on the roads. However, to date this year,
pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists have
accounted for 62 road fatalities which highlights
just how vulnerable these road-users are.