The tour will visit three campuses this week and will include RSA Roll-over, Autoglass Repair, Advance Pitstop safety checks, free high-vis materials, car crash re-enactment and a tribute to all road traffic victims of 2011.
This week, the tour will visit the following campuses:
Tuesday, 23rd: UCD
Wednesday 24th: IT Sligo
Thursday 25th: IT Carlow
The Road Safety Campus Tour will be supported by Autoglass & Advance Pitstop and Clever Miles
Denise McCarthy, USI Vice President for Welfare said:
“USI is proud to be co-ordinating this campaign with the Road Safety Authority. The statistics clearly show that our members are the highest risk demographic as regards road deaths. We’re endeavouring to inform students about road safety. Whether they commute to college by car, bicycle or by foot, students must be aware of the rules of the road and the risk they put themselves at if they do not follow best practices.”
Mr. Noel Brett, CEO, Road Safety Authority said:
“We are delighted to be working with USI in promoting road safety amongst students at these campuses. Using the road is the most dangerous thing we do every day be it as a driver, motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian. So far in 2012, 41 young road users between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age have lost their lives on Irish roads. I would urge any students on campus that are taking part to drop by the events taking place, support the effort of the USI who are putting this together and engage with the local representatives in the campus to support road safety.
For more information contact USI Media and Communications Executive, Ronan Costello, on 085-1164263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org