Protecting Our Community, A Call To Action


One of our tidy towns committee members recently completed and obtained a certificate for participating in the community road safety programme which was organised by the road safety authority.

The tidy towns  are now able to facilitate training adult groups in Ennis on road safety awareness, and will work with residents groups, sports and voluntary groups and all interested parties to raise awareness on road safety for adults

What is the community road safety programme

The community road safety programme is an awareness programme on road safety for adults. It is based on the rules of the road and aims to change the attitudes and behaviour of drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and cyclists. The programme focuses on five main topics

1 speed and speeding

2 use of safety belts, child restraints and safety on buses,

3 road user impairment through alcohol, illegal and legal drug use, driver fatigue and mobile phone use

4 unsafe behaviour towards or by vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, motorcyclists, cyclists, youg children and older people and

5 the emergency services

Check out for more and contact us if we can facilitate your group in protecting our community.

Many thanks to Jenny McLoughlin, road safety promotion officer with the RSA for delivering this programme in County Clare, and to Barry Keating road safety officer with Clare County Council.

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