Valentine’s Day drive to save lives

On the occasion of St. Valentine’s Day, the day dedicated to love, Road Safety professionals and An Garda Siochana continue its campaign towards road safety by conveying the following message to all road users. As a council we urge everyone to show respect on our roads, sharing this love by being courteous and considerate to […]

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Road Safety Road Show returns to educate young drivers

Students watch as Mayo Fire service enact scene of accident at theAXA/Mayo Safety Roadshow at The Breaffy House conference centre, Castlebar. Photo © Michael Donnelly The hard hitting road show, which educates teens about the terrible consequences of road carnage is returning to Mayo in February. Transition year students from 29 secondary schools, GMIT and […]

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Car air temperature gauges can be misleading motorists

Mayo County Council are asking motorists to be aware that air temperatures are always much higher than road temperatures in winter which can lead motorists into a false sense of security and causing collisions on our roads. Many vehicles are fitted with outdoor temp gauges. They are a guideline to the ambient air temperature but […]

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Gardai praise motorists safe driving

Gardai in Co. Mayo are praising the behaviour of the vast majority of motorists passing roadworks in the first few weeks of a targeted operation. Last month, the Gardai, TII and Mayo County Council  launched a targeted road safety campaign  aimed at reducing driver’s speeds going through roadworks , prompted by community concern and concerns […]

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Think Road Safety this Fathers Day!

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, many are scrambling their pennies together to find a gift worthy of the special guy in their life, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to show dear old dad how much you care. Why not break an age old tradition this Father’s Day and […]

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“Click Before you Go” Road Safety challenge

Local Authorities are teaming up with the Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education Training Board (MSL ETB), Sligo County Council, Mayo County Council, Leitrim County Council and Three Ireland for a Road Safety campaign via SMS (commonly known as the ‘text message’). The ‘Click Before you Go’ challenge campaign will see Three’s online payment and SMS solution, […]

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Exercise “tolerance” on rural roads

With the fine weather we are experiencing at the moment farmers are busy spreading slurry so MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL has appealed to road users to exercise “tolerance” if they are caught behind farm machinery in the coming weeks and to ‘give farmers a break’, it’s one time of the rear that rural road rage peeps […]

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