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19/11/2015

Road Safety in Ireland

Road safety is important all times of the year, but it is especially important in the winter. Road users need to be sure that their vehicle is winter ready and they take the precautions necessary to stay safe in the cold weather. Road safety in Ireland has made exceptional progress in cutting fatalities in Ireland in the last few years. Check out how to make your car be Winter Ready: http://winterready.ie/pdfs/BeWinterReady-Web.pdf

The infographic below provided by Road Safety in Ireland shows the change in fatalities from 1998-2014. It is easy to see how far Ireland has come in terms of Road safety in hugely positive way but there is still alot of work to be done. Each and every individual should make it there business to abide by the rules of the road. It was found that one third of drivers killed on the roads so far this year weren't wearing their seatbelts. This is something that ALL drivers and passengers should do automatically. Please make sure and always wear your seatbelt, it is a simple task which could save your life.
Road Safety of Ireland have also outlined some easy tips to keep safe on the road. Please take a moment to read and do everything possible to make our roads safer! 

  • Always ensure to slow down when driving during winter weather and allow extra distance between you and the car infront. 
  • Before long journeys always get enough sleep.
  • Avoid distractions such as mobile phones and eating. These can take your focus off the road.
  • In the winter dull/foggy days, use dipped headlights during the daytime so you are easily seen.
  • On long journeys remember to take breaks every couple of hours, even if you don't feel sleepy. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air.

Infographic images created by: http://www.injury-solicitors.ie/



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