Road safety programme in Donegal

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Road safety programme delivered to Donegal schools

A ground breaking road safety programme facilitated by Pro Social Ireland has been recently completed by students from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Mulroy College, Milford and Lifford Youthreach. The programme was delivered to students who attended modules designed to address particular problem areas such as emotional control, social responsibility, driving under the influence and the consequences of anti-social behaviour while driving. 

The presentation of certificates was held recently in the LYIT where the students who completed the programme were acknowledged for their participation.

Pro Social Ireland, Mick Quinlivan, said: "We were delighted to be given the opportunity to deliver the programme and we would like to thank the Donegal Road Safety Working Group for all their assistance to date and we look forward to continuing to deliver the programme to schools in Donegal."

Inspector Michael Harrison said that in his opinion the course will save lives on the roads. 

He said: "I am delighted to see that the programme continues to be delivered to schools in Donegal. Reducing the number of deaths and injuries on Donegal’s roads is a responsibility we all share."

The Road Safety Officer for Donegal County Council, Brian O’Donnell, said: "The Donegal Road Safety Working Group are delighted that Pro Social Ireland continues to deliver this unique programme and we hope that the students from Mulroy College, Scoil Mhuire and Lifford Youthreach will benefit from the programme, which has been delivered by a dedicated group of professionals from Donegal who have made road safety a priority."

He also thanked Dennis Ferry and Leslie O’Donnell who gave a great presentation on the risks associated with bad driving behaviour and the precautions that needs to be in place for driving safely. Mulroy College, Milford, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana and Lifford Youthreach were also acknowledged for their assistance as where the students who were thanked for their active involvement in the programme. 

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