If we can cap this problem in Mayo we’ll be making a real contribution to solving a national, as well as a local, threat to biker safety and motorist safety.Director of Policy AA Ireland said ‘Diesel/oil spills are a major hazard on the road.
On what is considered the most romantic day of the year, the campaign is urging young men to take care while driving, particularly when they have their wives or girlfriends in the car with them.’The ring tones will be launched today as statistics reveal that poor concentration accounts for a high percentage of road crash deaths and serious injuries - with mobile phones considered the single biggest distraction.
Road Safety Officer Noel Gibbons said the safety initiative, urged drivers to download the ring tones with lyrics "Don't pick me up if you're driving" and "Distracted drivers are dangerous" to discourage answering calls mid-journey. Other distractions can be reading street directories, using global-positioning systems, unrestrained pets and changing CDs or selecting songs on i Pods and MP3 players.
You will be able to give your bike a health check from one of the Bike Doctors, learn simple maintenance skills, discover what the safest routes are to get around town, and get practical advice on everyday cycling issues.
Dr Bike will check brakes and saddle heights, gears and pedal chains as well as other moving parts to ensure that people's bikes are in tip-top condition.
Usually the driver doesn’t know that he is leaving a lethal hazard behind him as he drives, but he is making the road into a death trap.