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Road Safety Road Show Returns to Educate Young Drivers
By Noel Gibbons
9, Jan 2017 - 12:11

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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, in association with AXA Insurance, is issuing an invitation to the public to attend at the AXA/Mayo Road Safety Roadshow on Wednesday February 9th at the The Breaffy House conference centre, Castlebar.
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Noel Gibbons, road safety officer, Mayo County Council, explained: "The roadshow has been running in Mayo 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 roadshow is aimed at transition year students and the objective of the show 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.

"During the show, young people will have an opportunity to benefit from presentations made by An Garda Síochána (Garda Hugh McHugh of Castlebar Garda Station), Ambulance Service (Mr Brian Moran), Fire Service (Mr Pete Mc Donnell), a consultant based within A&E Department in Castlebar General(Mr Paul O Grady), a family member of a deceased road traffic accident victim(Mrs Ann Flynn), a car crash survivor (Richard Alcorn), and an undertaker (Mr David McGowan).
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Niall Robinson, of Tooreen, from Ballyhaunis Community School, was the centre of attention as he gets the feel of the safety helmet and seat belt at the AXA / Mayo Co Co Roadsafe Roadshow at the Royal Theatre Castlebar (attended by 1500 students) and was buckled up by John Higgins, Kiltimagh of Mayo Motor Club. Photo: © Michael Donnelly

"We believe that this is a very worthwhile event, which will hopefully leave a lasting positive impression on the young people present. There will be one show - the show will commence at 10.45am sharp and members of the public are welcome if they contact the road safety office of Mayo County Council prior to the event."




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