Friday, May 08, 2020

Mayo County Council is urging motorists to be aware of road safety challenges posed by Covid-19.

Traffic numbers have increased this week with the relaxing of some restrictions and the local authority’s Road Safety Office is urging people to drive safely and within the speed limit. The council is also encouraging drivers to be mindful of the greater number of cyclists on our roads.

By reducing speeds to safe levels we can give ourselves far more time to react to the unexpected, and reduce the risk of someone needing treatment in our already overstretched hospitals. The message is very clear, take extra care – slow down – stay focused,” said Mayo County Council’s Road Safety Officer, Noel Gibbons.

The message is being backed by Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Brendan Mulroy.

“We tend to be overly optimistic about our level of driving skill, at the same time as telling ourselves that bad things happen to other people. That can be a lethal combination.

That’s why we are urging everyone – on every journey – to take personal responsibility for safety, banish distractions and focus solely on the task of driving. We are now sharing our roads with a lot more cyclists and pedestrians which is a welcome sight,” said Cllr Mulroy.

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