Inishowen motorists urged to take
care as evenings get darker
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
"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.
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