THE head of the garda Traffic Corps in Limerick is urging parents of school-going children to ensure they give themselves enough time in the mornings for the school-run.
With most schools now having re-opened following the summer, motorists have been faced with extra traffic on commuter routes across the city.
Insp Paul Reidy says motorist should make sure to allow enough time in the mornings.
“We are appealing to people and especially those taking children to school to be extra careful and to make sure that they are giving themselves enough time so they don’t end up rushing or speeding.”
Insp Reidy is also appealing to all motorists to be careful when driving past schools.
“I would say to everyone driving on the roads to expect the unexpected because all it needs is for one child to run out onto the road and there will be a tragedy,” he said.
Insp Reidy says members of the divisional traffic corps will visiting primary and secondary schools across Limerick in the coming months as part of a road safety awareness campaign, which it’s hoped will reduce the number of road accidents involving school children.