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The Road Back 14.05.21

A new road safety campaign, launched by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Gardaí, is urging all drivers in Inishowen to be extra cautious and alert to others on our roads. The appeal comes as traffic volumes increase following the easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions, allowing intercounty travel.

‘The Road Back’ campaign is reminding road users that the numbers of pedestrians and cyclists have increased significantly over the last year. The need to always be on the lookout for other road users is essential. With people being encouraged to have an ‘outdoors summer’, Gardaí are calling on road users to pay attention and make the road a safer place for everyone.
Sam Waide, CEO of the RSA said: "I know so many people are looking forward to being able to travel further distances, see family and friends, visit places they haven’t been for some time. We want to make sure that each of these trips ends safely. There is now a changed environment on our roads, with more people out walking and cycling. It is more important than ever that we share the roads and be mindful of vulnerable road users and one another. Drivers, please be alert to other road users, watch out for motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians. Slow down when passing pedestrians and cyclists. We know that it might be the first time back on the roads for a lot of people, so we encourage you to put safety first by checking your tyres, oil and lights. Get your mind in gear for driving again so that the road back is a safer place for everyone.”

Gardaí and the RSA are also reminding car owners to make sure their vehicle, which may not have been driven for some time, is roadworthy by undertaking some basic maintenance checks in advance of setting off.
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