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The August Bank Holiday weekend in 2008 accounted for the second highest number of fatal collisions for a Bank Holiday period and saw four people lose their lives on Irish roads. Two of these drivers were in the 16 to 30 age group, so An Garda Síochána is appealing to all road users, and in particular young male drivers, to slow down and take care on the roads.
Councillor Mike Crowe has this week confirmed that a number of changes are to be introduced at the Moneenageisha Junction in order for it to run more smoothly. Crowe, who is Chairperson of the Transportation Committee, stated:
Bus it, Bike it, Walk it - Give the car a break is a new initiative from the Galway Chamber Traffic and Transportation Forum which aims to reduce the dependency on cars for transporting children to school.
There was a 56 per cent increase in the number of drivers in Mayo who were given penalty points for driving while using their mobile phones last year.
The road safety department of Mayo County Council is reminding trick or treaters that the major dangers at Hallowe’en are not from ghosts and goblins, but rather pedestrian/vehicle collisions. To date this year 28 pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads.
Westport town manager Peter Hynes has said that the issue surrounding traffic in the town — which was discussed during a special meeting of Westport Town Council — is being examined, but as the town “was not designed for the car in mind” it will always mean that it will take some time in order to pass through the town. However if Westport is shortlisted for the Smarter Town Travel scheme and is in receipt of funding Mr Hynes said that cars will eventually be replaced by a larger uptake of people cycling and walking in the town, which will help alleviate traffic problems.
The trial of a doctor accused of dangerous driving causing the death of a woman two years ago is expected to begin today.