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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Kids learn about hi-vis importance

Published 20/11/2013 | 05:22

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Paul Armstrong of Electric Ireland with children from St Philomena's Primary School after they were presented with their hi-vis vests.

THE children of St. Philomena's Primary School, Ravenswell, Bray, were presented with their hi-vis vests this week by Paul Armstrong of Electric Ireland, who is also a Bray resident.

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With darker evenings since the clocks went back, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is reminding road-users to ensure they can be clearly seen when out walking or cycling on the roads.

For the fourth year, 85,000 children will learn the important message of high visibility through the Road Safety Authority and Electric Ireland partnership to provide every child starting school with a high visibility vest.

153 people have been killed on Irish roads to date this year, 13 more road deaths when compared to the same period last year. Of these, 20 were pedestrians and five were cyclists. The Road Safety Authority is advising road-users to be safe and be seen when using the roads by wearing high visibility material, carrying a torch and ensuring their bicycle lights are working.

For further road safety information for parents and children, visit www.rsa.ie.

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