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Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Gardaí asking for road safety artwork from National Schools

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Garda Michael Dunne with students in Presentation Primary School, Bandon.

An Garda Siochana are reaching out to national schools asking them to get involved in their Christmas road safety campaign by sending them images of their students’ artwork which raise awareness of the topic.

“This can be any aspect that a student believes needs to be highlighted, whether it is wearing your seatbelt, reducing your speed, wearing a hi-vis jacket when walking or cycling, not holding a mobile phone when driving, etc.,” said Assistant Commissioner David Sheehan, Roads Policing, at Garda Headquarters yesterday.

Please Email your images to corporate.communications@garda.ie no later than midday Monday 17th December 2018. Don’t forget to include the name of your school and your class.

All images submitted will be posted to our social media and website by 10am on Wednesday 19th December 2018.

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Students from 6th Class in Presentation Primary School, Bandon, Co. Cork spent yesterday morning with Garda Michael Dunne from the local Roads Policing Unit making posters to highlight road safety in the run up to Christmas.

The School’s Principal, Carol Leonard, said: "We are delighted to have Garda Dunne come in today and talk to the students and assist in raising awareness about road safety. It is something that we highlight with our students at the earliest possible opportunity. Road Safety is very important because we want to keep our children and families safe on footpaths and on the roads.”

A participating school will be selected at random to receive a visit from the Garda Dog Unit.

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