AA reminds motorists to drive safe on shortest day of the year

AA reminds motorists to drive safe on shortest day of the year

Today is the shortest day of the year, and also "Be Safe, Be Seen Day".

The Road Safety Authority is reminding pedestrians, cyclists and motorcylists to wear high visibility material when on the roads.

The RSA says over a third of the 182 people killed on our roads so far this year were among these "vulnerable" road users.

The AA is also reminding motorists to drive safely, with high volumes of traffic on the roads ahead of Christmas.

Director of Consumer Affairs at AA Ireland is Conor Faughnan:" We're advising people that unfortunately it is a dangerous time of the year, so allow yourself plenty extra time for the journey and just try and be relaxed about it especially if the weather turns on us.

"It can get very nasty around this time of year, but we just encourage people to be patient and not take any risks and to allow extra time for that journey if you are crossing the country."


More in this Section

Gardaí seize almost €1.5m of cocaine in DroghedaGardaí seize almost €1.5m of cocaine in Drogheda

President Higgins to attend special screening of climate change film at conference in CorkPresident Higgins to attend special screening of climate change film at conference in Cork

Woman stored bag which contained €59k of drugsWoman stored bag which contained €59k of drugs

Woman stole over €40k from smartphone firm to repay other theftsWoman stole over €40k from smartphone firm to repay other thefts


Lifestyle

The Cosmetify Index reveals the cosmetics companies that are generating the most buzz online – and Dubai-based Huda Kattan has the top spot.Huda Beauty tops the 10 ‘most popular’ beauty brands this year

Read the script of Kya deLongchamps’ kitchen-sink drama to set the scene to make an informed choice when selecting this home essentialTake the plunge: Read this checklist before you splash out on your new kitchen sink

SOMETIMES, the journey is more important than the destination. And sometimes, we just want to sit at home eating a bag of jelly beans, while thinking about more jelly beans. Life is only as significant or special as we make it.GameTech: Death Stranding is a divisive, beautiful journey packaged in a cool world

Former Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll tells Richard Purden about the mad times when five Manc-Irish lads became one of the biggest rock bands in the worldNot looking back in anger: Former Oasis drummer looks back at the mad times of one of the biggest rock bands in the world

More From The Irish Examiner