'Light Up for Road Safety' - World Remembrance Day This Sunday 7-8PM
Mayo County Council to light up Aras an Chontae, Castlebar in remembrance for Mayo people who died or were injured on the roads
Statistics show that 127 people have died on Irish roads this year, compared to 116 in mid-November last year.
Interim Chief Executive of Mayo County Council Peter Duggan reminds us to take part in 'Light Up for Road Safety' this Sunday 15th November.
"The stark reality is that more people have been killed on roads in Ireland during 2020 than were killed at this point in 2019. This, in spite of the Covid-19 lockdowns, which would have led to significantly reduced traffic for the majority of the year. The Light Up for Road Safety is a campaign that comes around each year to remind Mayo families and communities to think about road safety, and to pay respect to those who have lost their lives on our roads. Mayo County Council asks all citizens to shine a light from 7.00 – 8.00 PM this Sunday.”
Chief Supt Tony Healy – “ Our thoughts are with all those families who have lost loved ones on our roads. We in An Garda Síochána are working to keep people safe to ensure that other families don’t have to go through the same heartache. I am reminding motorists to never ever drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs and to abide by the speed limits.
As the evenings are darker and more people are out taking physical exercise motorists are reminded to slow down, allow adequate time for their journey, and to be mindful of the prevailing weather conditions”.
The public is also reminded to always ensure drivers and passengers, both front and rear, wear their seatbelts. Never ever drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and never use a mobile phone while driving.