Motorists urged to drive safely in
THE Donegal Road Safety
Working Group (DRSWG) is urging road users in
Inishowen to be vigilant and responsible over the
Easter Bank Holiday weekend. The group are appealing
to all road users to play their part in ensuring the
safe use of our roads to help avoid fatalities and
serious injuries. It is critically important that
everyone focuses on road safety, as there is an
increased risk of collisions during public holidays.
Motorists in Inishowen urged to drive
safely over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
Brian O’Donnell, Road
Safety Officer says, "With pleasant weather forecast
for the weekend, longer daylight hours, pedestrians
and cyclists are reminded always to wear reflective
or fluorescent clothing which will help you to be
seen from a distance and motorists also need to
exercise care and be fully aware of vulnerable road
users on the road."
"We are appealing to motorists to slow down, never
drive after drinking or taking drugs, always wear a
seat belt, drive with greater care and attention and
never use mobile phones while driving. On behalf of
the DRSWG I would like to take this opportunity to
wish everyone a very safe and happy Easter. Let us
continue to work together to make our roads safer".
Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend An Garda
Síochána will place extra emphasis on the
enforcement of the key lifesaver offences of driving
while intoxicated, speeding, non-use of seatbelts
and the use of mobile phones. The Garda campaign
will involve extra high-visibility patrols, with an
intensified schedule of checkpoints in both rural
and town locations.