‘Shine a light on Road Safety’ – a new campaign by Mayo and Galway Co. Councils.

Shine a light

Galway fans driving to Mayo tomorrow for the big football game should note a new campaign which has been launched.

‘Shine a light on Road Safety’ is a new campaign which has been kick-started by the Mayo and Galway Co. Councils.

This campaign has been kick-started by Mayo and Galway Co. Councils Road Safety Officers, as they try to encourage motorists to drive with their lights on this Sunday, May 13th, to highlight the campaign ‘Shine a Light on Road Safety.’

There is a huge game being played this Sunday between Mayo and Galway, in McHale Park, Castlebar and Mayo and Galway County Councils’ Campaign: ‘Shine a light on Road Safety,’ aims to reduce traffic collisions and incidents on our Roads.

The campaign is requesting motorists and passengers to make a personal commitment to drive at appropriate and legal speeds in a bid to tackle concerns about speeding in local communities and a special appeal is being made for the big match on Sunday for all the fans to drive with care.

Ms. Deirdre Caulfield, Road Safety Officer, Galway Co. Council said “On the football pitch, speed is a necessity – but excessive and inappropriate speed on the road is not ‘fair play’. This is an opportunity to remind football fans about their road safety responsibilities. Fans should ensure the enjoyment of the game isn’t followed by tragedy on the roads”.

Mr Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer, Mayo Co. Council said, “we want all our road users to change their behaviours and make these changes part of their lives in the future, which will save lives and reduce serious injuries on our roads.”

For those Galwegians who will not be going to see Ed Sheeran at Pearse Stadium this weekend but travelling to McHale Park instead are urged to have a safe journey.

Individuals and organisations who want to follow their team’s example and make a commitment to ‘Shine a Light on Road Safety’ should ask all their family members to adhere to the rules of the road at all times and lead by example.