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McGuigan urges caution on roads as clocks change

27 October, 2017 - by Philip McGuigan


Sinn Féin Infrastructure spokesperson Philip McGuigan has urged road users to take care on the roads as the clocks go back.

Philip McGuigan said: 

"In the last five years the period from November to February has seen a higher proportion of road fatalities during the hours of darkness than any other four month stretch.

“I would urge all road users to be extra attentive on the roads as the clocks go back as visibility and weather conditions are changing.

"With visibility decreasing and stopping distances increasing in winter months motorists should adjust their speed and think about how the conditions affect more vulnerable road users.

"I would encourage pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists to take extra precautions to ensure that they increase their visibility to drivers by wearing bright or contrasting clothing by day and reflective clothing at night.

"All road users should be mindful of the changing conditions and adjust the way they drive, ride, cycle or walk to ensure it is appropriate for the conditions.”

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