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Monday 15 October 2018

Big response to ABB road safety day

 

Paul Heaney ABB,(top) Laura Tully, Dominic Smyth, Stewart Clarke and Rebekah Comerford (RSA) at the Road Safety Authority Ireland Shuttle bus hosted by ABB Ireland.
Paul Heaney ABB,(top) Laura Tully, Dominic Smyth, Stewart Clarke and Rebekah Comerford (RSA) at the Road Safety Authority Ireland Shuttle bus hosted by ABB Ireland.

Each year ABB Ireland hold a Health and Safety week around its key risk areas.

November 24th saw ABB hosting the Road Safety Authority Ireland Shuttle bus. ABB used this opportunity to extend the use of the Shuttle bus to other companies in the Dundalk area, in attendance where members of the work force from, Anord, Multihog, Prometric, Spectac, The Hanger Company, Horseware, Hiab, and Irish Life. The shuttle bus educated around 300 people over the course of the day.

Over the course of the day the Shuttle bus offered opportunities for all to practice driving and hazard perception skills on simulators (car, motorbike and bicycle).

Participants could enjoy a fully interactive road safety educational experience, experience simulated virtual situations in a number of virtual reality pods and experience first-hand the dangers of driving and texting and driver fatigue, practice safe cycling skills on the bicycle simulator.

Participants could also see how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer, practice the driver theory test on board,

The shuttle bus staff were on hand all day to offer support and safety information to all road users.

ABB and the companies in attendance would like to thanks the RSA and its team, Laura, Rebekah, Dominic, Stewart, Tom and Gerry for their passion and drive to improve road safety in Ireland. Go to www.rsa.ie for more information.

The Argus

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