As the spring weather entices more people to take to the roads to enjoy the warm temperatures and scenery, the RSA is reminding everyone to be more aware of other road users. The road safety officer with Mayo County Council, Noel Gibbons, urges motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians to ‘spring forward’ safely when Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am this Saturday.
“Driving through school areas becomes more challenging for motorists during the first week of the time change,” said Mr Gibbons.
“Pedestrians and cyclists should wear brighter reflective clothing in order to be seen more easily, and those behind the wheel need to pay close attention and eliminate distractions while driving. Drivers, don’t wait until it’s fully dark to turn on your lights, use headlights even when there are street lights, especially in built up areas. Keep a good look out, see and be seen.”