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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Reggie and Hook roll up to support 'Play it Safe' awareness campaign

Sports stars from past, present and future lined out this week to launch 'Play it Safe', a set of road safety guidelines for sporting organisations, which have been developed by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the FAI, GAA, IRFU and Cycling Ireland.

The heads of all the sporting organisations attended the launch to show their support for the guidelines, which provide sporting organisations with information on how to be road safety aware when organising or travelling to and from events.

'Play it Safe' will provide tools to every member of sporting clubs to play a significant role in implementing road safety guidelines, ultimately helping to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on the roads.

The guidelines present information on organising sporting events with road safety in mind, encouraging the use of high-visibility material, safe driving practices and other important road safety information.

It also provides a list of key contacts, including local road safety officers and gardaí, to ensure adequate pre-planning takes place in advance of a sporting event.

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