Road Safety Awareness Day

Monaghan County Council and McCaughey’s Service Station together with the Road Safety Authority will be holding a road safety awareness day on Friday 4th August (Bank Holiday Weekend) from 12-7pm. The event is also supported by Monaghan Gardai, the Road Safety Authority, Monaghan Fire and Rescue Service and Ulster GAA’s ‘Live to Play’ Road Safety Programme.

On the day the Road Safety Authority’s interactive ‘Shuttlebus’ and ‘Rollover’ simulator will be present allowing users to experience how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision and the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seatbelt.

For the children, they can test their fancy footwork by dancing to the Safe Cross Code in the activity zone and practice their safe cycling skills on the state of the art bicycle simulator.

Those attending can avail of free tyre checks, to ensure they comply with the approved standards. As well as checking tread depth, they will also be examined for defects and proper inflation levels.

Also present on the day will be members of Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes. Formed in April 2016, they are a group of volunteers who transport blood, samples, x-rays etc between hospitals at no cost to the public purse for patients from Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath. 

The aim of the bank holiday weekend event, which is part of the County Monaghan Road Safety Action Plan, is to encourage all of us as road users, whether as a motorist, cyclist, motorcyclist or pedestrian to take personal responsibility of how we use the roads. By setting a good example through our own behaviours and attitudes, we can make our roads safer.  

All are welcome to attend.