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Inishowen motorists urged to take care as evenings get darker 06.11.19

AS we prepare for the onset of winter with evenings getting darker earlier, the Donegal Road Safety Working Group is urging all road users in Inishowen to take extra care on the roads.
Brian O’Donnell Road Safety Officer is advising road users to be more cautious and to look out for other road users.
"I would encourage all cyclists to check the lights on their bicycle, get the high-vis out and make sure you have got all the gear that you need.”
"For motorists, you need to be cautious as you will be sharing the roads in darkness with very vulnerable road users including school children, so everyone has to be more careful. All road users and pedestrians should stay safe and be seen."
From 1st November 2018 to date, 146 people have lost their lives in road traffic collisions on Ireland’s roads.
Brian added “We all need to play our part in road safety, especially as it gets darker earlier. Road users must accept their responsibility, think about their actions on the roads and modify their driving to cope with winter conditions. Similarly, pedestrians and cyclists need to stay safe and be seen,”
The 'Be Safe Be Seen' message urges pedestrians and cyclists to wear bright, reflective clothing and to use lights where appropriate. Drivers are also being asked to make sure their cars are fit for winter and their tyres are in good condition. Lights should be clean, working and correctly adjusted while windscreen wipers also need to be in good condition. With foggy conditions very common at this time of year motorists are also encouraged to check weather and travel advice before making long journeys.
From 1st November 2018 to date, 146 people have lost their lives in road traffic collisions on Ireland’s roads, 57 of those fatalities were in the months of November, December, January and February.
Each one of us has the power to make a difference, so please let us all make safer choices when using the road.
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