Road Safety

Irish roads are safer than they have ever been, but there is no room for complacency. It is our duty to be aware of how we should behave on the roads. Regularly check the Road Safety Authoritiy's website for advice and updates.

Drivers

  • Always drive at an appropriate speed for the conditions and circumstances.
  • Don't tailgate. Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front.
  • Never drive while impaired by alcohol, drugs or tiredness.
  • Wear a seat belt and ensure all passengers front and rear are wearing theirs too.
  • Set off as early as possible to avoid heavy traffic.
  • Take frequent breaks to avoid tiredness / driver fatigue.
  • Expect the unexpected.
  • Keep up to date with our Gritting Routes, as to which roads are being gritting over the winter period.
  • Subscribe to the Road Safety Authoritiy's YouTube channel for sound advice.
  • Pedestrians

  • Always walk on a footpath where possible, not in the street.
  • Walk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpaths.
  • At night on country roads carry a torch to see better and be seen clearly.
  • Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a "Sam Brown" belt.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Cyclists

  • Cycle on the street, not on the footpath.
  • Cycle on the left hand side of the road, going with the flow of traffic.
  • At night, as well as a light, use reflector lights front and back to see better and be seen clearly.
  • Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a "Sam Brown" belt.

  • Contact the Road Safety Officer

    Contact: Jemma Jacob

    0761 10 20 20
    jjacob@waterfordcouncil.ie

    • Road Safety Officer, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford, X91 PK15.  [ view on a map ]