This initiative was organised by the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral’s Community Department, in response to a number of road traffic incidents in the local area this year, including some fatalities. The day aimed to raise awareness among those who live, attend school, or work in the local area of potential risks for road users and how to reduce them.
Teams from Dublin Fire Brigade, An Garda Síochána, and Ambulance Personnel, in partnership with Dublin City Council, the Road Safe Authority Education and Events Team, and the Community Department joined forces to facilitate this event in Saint Patrick’s Close on 23 October. It was attended by local schools, teachers, tourists and the general public.
The event highlighted the risks to all categories of road users, and educated people in the manner in which they can reduce those risks through workshops in the lead-up to the event, as well as participation on the day. A large social media presence among all event partners added to the engagement with the day. Approximately 13,000 people were reached within 24 hours of the event.
We encourage all to look at the footage of the day, which has been provided by the Road Safety Authority of Ireland, Dublin Fire Brigade, Never, Ever, Drink & Drive, and Make it Home Alive!
Check out footage of it here
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