New garda campaign in Limerick to improve pedestrian safety

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Two pedestrians died last year in Limerick

Two pedestrians died last year in Limerick

GARDAI in Limerick have launched a campaign aimed at reducing the number of pedestrians who are killed or seriously injured.

Two pedestrians were killed in the Limerick division last year while a number of others sustained serious injuries.

“As pedestrians we are very vulnerable on the road and, of course, we can’t be responsible for the way in which people drive but we can take a number of very basic steps to improve our safety on the road,” said a garda spokesperson.

Pedestrians are being urged to ensure they are well lit up, that they don’t walk between cars and that they remain alert when out walking.

Pedestrians are reminded they should walk on the right-hand-side of the road against oncoming traffic. 

They should also walk in single file when on narrow roads.