Be safe on Donegal roads this
THE Donegal Road Safety
Working Group is urging road users to "act
responsibly" when travelling during the Easter Bank
As hundreds of people take to the roads to visit
family and friends over the coming days, the group
urged drivers to "be patient" with slow-moving
traffic, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users.
The group also said that two people lost their lives
on Donegal roads so far this year out of a
nationwide total of 48 deaths.
Donegal road safety officer Brian O'Donnell said:
"We must be mindful that any mistake on the road can
lead to very serious consequences for everyone
involved. This weekend brings added risks as more
people are using the roads, so please be extra
vigilant about your safety and the safety of others.
"We want everyone to enjoy the Easter Bank Holiday
weekend without fear of meeting a driver speeding,
impaired on either drugs, alcohol or both. To avoid
becoming a statistic and leaving behind a devastated
family, responsibility must fall on each and every
road user," Mr O'Donnell added.
Some essential road
● Always wear a seatbelt and ensure all passengers do
● Never drink or drug drive.
● Avoid driving if you're tired.
● Always obey the speed limit.
● Don't use a mobile phone while driving.
● Wear hi-viz clothing if you're a pedestrian, cyclist