The Donegal Road Safety Group honoured

The Donegal Road Safety Group, responsible for the annual road safety events for students, has been honoured with a Civic Reception by Donegal County Council.

Earlier this year the Council won the ‘Council of the Year’ award at the Local Authority Members Association Awards for its flagship Road Safety Road Show.

The award  recognised the contribution the Road Safety Road Show has had in educating young drivers of the dangers on the roads.

The council established the road safety group due in response to the upward surge in road deaths and to date over 12,000 young people have seen the hard hitting presentation.

The initiative was introduced during Councillor John Boyle year as Mayor - he says it is having an impact and the road show should be compulsory for all young people seeking a licence:

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One of those who contribute to the show is Dr Gerry Lane from Letterkenny General's Emergency Department - he says the aim is to get the number of people dying on our roads down to zero:

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