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Slow Down for the Show Down

Friday, 11th May, 2018 9:47am
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Slow Down for the Show Down
Slow Down for the Show Down

A SAFETY campaign is encouraging motorists attending the big clash between Galway and Mayo on Sunday to drive with their lights.
With thousands of football fans travelling to MacHale Park a joint initiative between Galway and Mayo Co Councils is hoping to reduce traffic collisions and incidents on the roads.
The ‘Shine a Light’ campaign asks motorists and passengers to make a personal commitment to turn their lights on, 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.
‘Slow Down for the Show Down’ is co-ordinated by both Mayo Co. Council’s and Galway Co. Council’s Road Safety Together Committees and other community safety agencies as part of their road safety education and casualty reduction strategy.
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 are encouraged to turn on their lights to ensure the enjoyment of the game isn’t followed by tragedy on the road.”
Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer, Mayo Co. Council said: “We want all 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.”


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