Gardaí across Ireland are asking motorists to slow down and take care during the extreme conditions of Storm Ali for a special reason.
Project Edward is underway this Wednesday for ‘European Day Without a Road Death’. Gardaí are appealing to road users to make the pledge to reduce risk and improve safety on our roads.
Assistant Commissioner David Sheahan, Roads Policing, called on people to support #ProjectEdward: “Reduce speed, never drink or take drugs and drive, put away phones, belt up for every journey and make yourself visible. These are simple life saving tips. Be as safe as you can, not just on Project EDWARD day, but every day.”
Project EDWARD will take place across Europe on Wednesday, the 19th September 2018. The first Project EDWARD took place on 21 September 2016, and ran again on 21 September 2017. On both days, 43 road deaths were recorded across Europe, compared with a daily average of 70. There were zero fatalities in Ireland.
In Ireland, a Status Orange wind warning has been issued by Met Eireann for this morning, when extreme caution is required on the roads and in coastal areas.
“We are appealing to drivers to drive to the weather conditions. Allow extra time when planning your journey and arrive safe,” urged Assistant Commissioner Sheahan.
Drivers, riders, pedestrians and all other road users are encouraged to sign the pledge at projectedward.eu/pledge and spread the word on social media using #ProjectEDWARD