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Moilligh Síos urged as Leaving Cert Results Due

14 August, 2007

The campaign was launched nationally in the past two weeks and received an extremely positive response. Also recently ÓSF participated in the launch of Sinn Féin's Road Safety policy in Dublin. These initiatives by both sections of the party, it is hoped, will contribute in some way to alleviating the incidence of road traffic accidents on the country's roads.

Speaking about the release of the upcoming examination results, ÓSF Campaigns Officer, de Bluit wished all well saying,

"I send my best wishes out to all awaiting their results this week. Guím gach rath orthu agus súil le Dia agam go bhfaigheann siad an méid atá á lorg acu."

"I would also take this chance to again stress to those who may choose to celebrate, to take care. It is a sad fact that each year we loose young people with their whole lives ahead of them around this time. Don't become a statistic, be smart. If you're driving don't drink, and even then take it easy."

Referring to the new campaign, de Bluit said,

"I sincerely hope that by engaging in this campaign we can make a real difference on this, an issue that has hurt so many people the length and breadth of our country. The stated aim of our campaign is to increase awareness among young people around Road Safety. This campaign comes only weeks after the end of our very successful anti-imperialist campaign ARISE. We would hope that this campaign can be even better. Fatalities on our roads are one of the biggest killers of young people and we all need to play our part to change this."

"Peer engagement is at the core of this campaign making it unique from the efforts of other groups and organisations. We have no intention of scare-mongering, or exaggerating the facts. At the same time we want to bring home to the people we engage with, just how serious this issue is and how it has affected and ruined so many lives. ÓSF intend to meet and talk to groups of young people, we feel that if we educate young people about their responsibilities on the roads now, that it will go some way to making the roads safer in the future."

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