Drivers urged to take care at roadworks

Posted in Connect on February 15, 2019.

The Road Safety Office of Mayo County Council is calling on all motorists to take extra caution at roadworks on our roads.

Reports have come in of people jumping the red light at roadworks and speeding through work sites throughout the county, especially on the Newport-Westport road at Kilmeena.

Mayo County Council have liaised with An Garda Siochana and Inspector Dennis Harrington has deployed Garda cars to undertake speed and road safety checks in and around the roadworks.

The Road Safety Office are also bringing back the ‘My Daddy Works Here’ campaign which proved successful in the recent past. A number of signs depicting pictures of children appealing to motorists to drive with care have been erected at the Kilmeena roadworks.

These works are continuing until the end of 2019.

Road Safety Officer with Mayo County Council, Noel Gibbons, said; ““As the evening begin to get a little bit longer, road works become increasingly familiar sights along Irish roads. But we should not let familiarity become complacency.

“Even though many of us will be driving through road works every day, we should continue to keep our eyes wide open and obey the posted rules of the road. Lives depend upon it.”


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