Walking in Limerick:
In Limerick the great majority of routes for walking are on or near roads, meaning you have to walk with or near vehicular traffic. If you choose to walk here you'll be walking in or near traffic with cars, buses, vans and lorries. Well trafficed roads are not the place to take chances, therefore please take care and pay attention at all times.
Be Safe, Be Seen
The roads in Limerick can be busy, they are used by all sorts of people and vehicles. Please be safe and be seen by wearing high-visibility clothing and asccessories. The Limerick Smarter Travel (LST) office has a range of FREE LST high-visibility clothing and accessories for walkers and cyclists, please feel free to call in to collect what you need for you, your friends and family. We work with the Road Safety Authority (RSA) of Ireland to help keep our communtiy safe on the roads, we do this by helping to promote their road safety messages. Remember you can order FREE RSA hi-visibility clothing, accessories and publications from rsa.ie/orders for you, your friends and family, your school, workplace, community groups and clubs.
The Road Safety Authority
Further information and resources on road safety including walking safety can be found by contacting the RSA directly. Limerick has a dedicated Road Safety Promotion Officer, Eileen Cunningham, who is available to work with the community to help promote road safety messges and can provide the community with the resources needed to help keep us all safe on the roads. Further Information:
Road Safety Promotion Officer: Eileen Cunningham
Call: 087 974 2016
Visit: Walking Safety
'Safe to School' Campaign
According to the RSA road safety is a year-round issue, which affects every age group across every community in Ireland. The RSA, in association with Mace, have implemented the first phase of the 'Safe to School' campaign. This phase is aimed at helping our primary school children learn effective road safety lessons, especially when walking to school. In the Media Zone section of their website, please click on the link that follows for their Press Office Contact Details in order to recieve: Press Releases, Speeches, and Downloads from the first phase of the campaign. This campaign was inspired by the 'Safety and Protection' strand within the Social, Personal & Health Education segment of the Primary School Curriculum. The second phase of this campaign focuses on cycling to school safely and includes a DVD pack, cycling to school guides, classroom charts and posters for school notice boards. You can download a pdf copy of the school guide, classroom chart and notice board poster by contacted the Press Office. The 'Safe to School' walking to School Cartoon can be viewed by clicking here. Every primary school in Ireland should have received one of the educational packs, however if you would like a media copy, please e-mail us the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone them on 01 6342543.
Safe Cross Code
The RSA have a range of online resources available to teach children the 'Safe Cross Code,' helping them develop good road safety habits. Please click on this link for further information.
StreetSmart is an exciting initiative set up by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) which aims to bring issues of road safety to life for young school children. StreetSmart is designed for three distinct age groups: 4-5, 5-8 and 8-12 years. There is a combination of interactive activities available for each age group. StreetSmart also involves a streetscape mat which invites children to carry out typical, everyday cycling or pedestrian tasks. They can dress up and adopt various roles such as a nurse, doctor, fire officer or ambulance driver. The RSA representatives are on hand to coordinate the activities with the help of teachers at the school. It is an action packed, fun filled day that enhances the student’s knowledge of the rules of the road. The child/student will learn; Road Safety, Cycle Safety, Travelling Safely in a Car/Bus. If you would like the StreetSmart for your school then you should contact the Road Safety Authority by:
Call: 087 755 5846
Reducing Speed, in the City Centre
We would like to know how you feel about reducing the speed limit in the City Centre, from 50km/h to 30km/h, as has been done in many City Centres around Europe. What do you think? We are always searching for ways to make our roads a safer place for all road users, therefore if you have any thoughts or suggestions please let us know.
Contact: Lise-Ann Sheahan
Telephone: 061 407 501
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