RSOs invited to attend Irish young driver roadshow

13.08 | 19 November 2019 |

Road safety professionals are being invited to attend a roadshow in Ireland, which educates teens about the consequences of dangerous driving.

The Mayo Road Safety Roadshow, which has been running since 2007, aims to encourage young drivers to adopt a more responsible attitude when behind the wheel.

Attended by thousands of pupils each year, the roadshow tells the story of a night out, which ends in tragedy and permanent disability for one young driver.

During the show, presentations are delivered by a variety of sources, including representatives from the police, fire and rescue and ambulance services – as well as a road traffic collision victim and an undertaker.

The 2020 edition takes place at Breaffy House Conference Centre, Castlebar, on 6 February (11am).

Noel Gibbons, road safety officer, Mayo County Council, said: “The Mayo Road Safety Roadshow has been running since 2007 – and has proved to be very informative.  

“It depicts graphically how a night out ended in tragedy and permanent disability for one young driver.

“The objective of the roadshow is to encourage young drivers, and those about to commence their driving career, to adopt a more responsible attitude in terms of their own driving behaviour.  

“The consequences, should they fail to do so, will be clearly and graphically demonstrated.

“We believe that this is a very worthwhile event, which will hopefully leave a lasting positive impression on the young people present.”

Mr Gibbons says if there was enough interest from road safety professionals, Mayo County Council will organise a roundtable session after the event, to explain how he puts together the roadshow and the thought process behind it.

For more information, contact Noel Gibbons via email.



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