Vital lessons for students at hard-hitting Road Safe Road Show

first_imgOrgnaisers and speakers Garda Srg. Mark Traynor, Paddy Doherty, Ambulance Service, Liam Carr, Fire Service, Harry Rutherford, Road Safety Council, Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer Donegal County Council, James McKenna, Fire Service, Liam Duffy, Ambulance Service and Niall Murphy, Donegal County Council at the The Road Safe Road Show a unique partnership between Donegal County Council and members of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group which provides a platform to positively influence the driving behaviour of young students as they commence their driving careers. The show will be seen by over 3,000 students from the County’s twenty-seven post-primary schools and six Youthreach centres and the show continues to receive excellent support from schools in Northern Ireland with the Police Service of Northern Ireland assisting with the registration of over 900 students to attend from Derry and Tyrone. Photo Clive WassonThe Road Safe Show road safety message is being delivered to Donegal, Derry & Tyrone students in the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny today, Tuesday and tomorrow, Wednesday.The Road Safe Road Show is a unique partnership between Donegal County Council and members of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group which provides a platform to positively influence the driving behaviour of young students as they commence their driving careers.The show will be seen by over 3,000 students from the County’s twenty-seven post-primary schools and six Youthreach centres and the show continues to receive excellent support from schools in Northern Ireland with the Police Service of Northern Ireland assisting with the registration of over 900 students to attend from Derry and Tyrone. Charlie Collins, MC at the The Road Safe Road Show a unique partnership between Donegal County Council and members of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group which provides a platform to positively influence the driving behaviour of young students as they commence their driving careers. The show will be seen by over 3,000 students from the County’s twenty-seven post-primary schools and six Youthreach centres and the show continues to receive excellent support from schools in Northern Ireland with the Police Service of Northern Ireland assisting with the registration of over 900 students to attend from Derry and Tyrone. Photo Clive WassonIt is a sad fact that almost everyone in this County knows someone who was killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions in Donegal. This show offers our young people the opportunity to learn about the consequences of poor driving behaviour on our roads. Our hope is that this show will have a positive influence on them and help to keep them safe on our roads in the future.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Gerry McMonagle said “This is a very important event in our Road Safety Programme, and its value is in the positive and lasting impression it leaves on the young people who attend the show, they can see clearly that road traffic collisions affect many people, from the immediate family and friends to the emergency services who have to attend the horrific scenes. It is through educating our young people about the dangers that they can face on the roads that we can make a difference.”Coláiste na Carraige students with Dr.Sinead McGowan Emergency Consultant, Garda Srg. Mark Traynor, Paddy Doherty, Ambulance Service, Liam Carr, Fire Service, Harry Rutherford, Road Safety Council, James McKenna, Fire Service, Liam Duffy, Ambulance Service and Niall Murphy, Donegal County Council at the The Road Safe Road Show a unique partnership between Donegal County Council and members of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group which provides a platform to positively influence the driving behaviour of young students as they commence their driving careers. The show will be seen by over 3,000 students from the County’s twenty-seven post-primary schools and six Youthreach centres and the show continues to receive excellent support from schools in Northern Ireland with the Police Service of Northern Ireland assisting with the registration of over 900 students to attend from Derry and Tyrone. Photo Clive WassonBrian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer said they are delighted that so many schools support the Road Safe Show concept.“This show gives us an incredible opportunity to deliver a challenging message which graphically illustrates the dangers young motorists can face, how quickly things can go wrong and how lives can be shattered. We believe that showing realistically what happens on our roads has a strong impact on the students who attend. I hope that after seeing the show, they realise that they are not indestructible, that they are more vulnerable on the roads and that they must respect the roads and other road users. I would like to express our sincere thanks to all the speakers involved for their continued commitment to the Road Safe Show. “We need to get the message to our young people, that before they get into a car with a driver who exceeds the speed limit, or someone who may be under the influence of drink, or who has taken drugs, or by not wearing their seatbelts, or who use their mobile phone while driving; to stop and think, because the trauma and devastation that is brought on your family and on the local community as a result of a road traffic collision is totally avoidable, no family should have to suffer the pain and loss of a loved one as a result of a road traffic collision,” he said.To date 118 people have lost their lives on Ireland’s roads as result of a road traffic collision, 5 of these on Donegal’s roads.Colaiste Col Cille Ballyshannon students with Paddy Doherty, Ambulance Service, Liam Carr, Fire Service, and Niall Murphy, Donegal County Council at the The Road Safe Road Show a unique partnership between Donegal County Council and members of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group which provides a platform to positively influence the driving behaviour of young students as they commence their driving careers. The show will be seen by over 3,000 students from the County’s twenty-seven post-primary schools and six Youthreach centres and the show continues to receive excellent support from schools in Northern Ireland with the Police Service of Northern Ireland assisting with the registration of over 900 students to attend from Derry and Tyrone. Photo Clive WassonVital lessons for students at hard-hitting Road Safe Road Show was last modified: October 12th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:auraBrian O’DonnellDonegal County Councilroad safe road showlast_img

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