From Castlebar - County Mayo -

Road Safety on St. Patrick's Day
16, Feb 2009 - 18:30

A flamboyant display of costumes, choreography and Celtic images will accompany traditional Irish musicians this year as every other year in St Patrick day parades across the County on March 17th. The spirit of Irish culture will flood the streets, with melodies from the harp and violin and the tap of feet from local dancing schools, but this year Mayo's road safety officer is requesting all parade organising committees to keep road safety at the forefront by encouraging entrants to enter road safety floats or groups highlighting road safety, to remind all road users that they can play their part in road safety awareness.

“We want to keep road safety on people’s minds on St Patrick’s weekend, as it is a time when people socialise quite a bit and they need to take extra care on the roads. The big messages, as always, will be that people should not drink and drive, slow down, always wear your seat belt, never use a handheld mobile phone while driving and don't drive tired and also for pedestrians to make themselves visible to other road users said Mr. Noel Gibbons road safety Officer Mayo County Council.”

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