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Motorists are being advised to be vigilant for lusty deer as road safety chiefs are concerned over the rising number of deer colliding with cars. The warning comes as the mornings and evenings get darker and rutting season approaches.
Heritage Day has been a major part of the calendar in Partry for some time now and 2017 promises something for everyone. Partry Heritage and Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, August 27, from 1pm at Partry Athletic FC Grounds. It will be a fabulous day for the whole family, with arts and crafts demonstrations, vintage displays, bouncy castle, face-painting, pony and trap rides, fancy dress, music and dancing and so much more.
Bank holiday weekends are always busy on Ireland's roads because people want to go home or get away, and it is also a very busy weekend in sport with all GAA fans travelling to Dublin. As always, members of An Garda Síochána will be out in force as they do their very best to keep our roads as safe as possible but this year they have an extra helper getting the road safety message out there.
The road safety office and Oifig na Gaeilge of Mayo County Council and An Garda Síochána are partnering throughout the county this weekend to encourage everyone celebrating St Patrick's Day to act responsibly and designate a sober driver. St Patrick’s Day falls in Seachtain na Gaeilge so the message is "Go dté tú slán", or in English, "Arrive alive" which will be displayed around the county on VMS roadside signs. Also leprechauns are coming out of the woodwork to assist road safety professionals and the gardai in Mayo to spread the road safety message in novel road safety campaign.
The road safety department of Mayo County Council has launched a new road safety campaign urging drivers 'Don't drive like Mr Bean — drive safely and focus on your driving.' The road safety office has been given the backing of Tiger Aspect Productions which produced the hit show, by allowing it to use the video clip and Mr Bean's image as part of this new campaign.
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 and Youthreach centres across the county will attended the AXA/Mayo Safety Roadshow at The Breaffy House conference centre, Castlebar.
Mayo County Council has been named overall winner of the Road Safety Award 2016 in the Public Sector Awards Magazine. Mayo County Council and the Mayo Road Safety Working Group are delighted to accept this award for their work in promoting road safety awareness.
A primary school in Co Mayo was the recent setting for the launch of the Junior Road Safety Officer scheme (JRSO) in Ireland and it is one of the first schools to sign up to this new initiative which captures the imagination of children while reinforcing the road safety message.
Mayo AC had a record 49 finishers in the recent 37th Dublin City Marathon which incorporated the National Marathon Championships. It was a brilliant day for all of them, experiencing the atmosphere generated by large crowds along the course of one of Europe's top city marathons. Sixteen of them completed the 26.2 mile distance for the first time, adding to the excitement of the occasion for the club. It was a perfect day for running with hardly a breeze and temperatures of 12-14C.
If all drivers in Ireland used their dipped headlights when driving during the day we could reduce the number of collisions on Irish roads by 20 per cent, according to Mayo County Council's road safety officer, Noel Gibbons. This is why Mayo County Council, An Garda Siochána, and the HSE in Mayo have started the 'Daylighted' campaign. The campaign aims to promote the use of dipped headlights when driving during daylight hours. These organisations are encouraging their staff to 'light up' and improve their own safety on the road and that of other road users.