"Pedestrians and bicyclists should wear brighter, reflective clothing in order to be seen more easily, and those behind the wheel need to pay close attention and eliminate distractions while driving." CYCLISTS can take their bicycles to 'Dr Bike' soon to make sure they are healthy with the free medical card passes.
These medical cards can be downloaded from the Mayo roadsafety web site where they can be used in bicycle shops throughout Co.
You will be able to give your bike a health check from one of the Bike Doctors, learn simple maintenance skills, discover what the safest routes are to get around town, and get practical advice on everyday cycling issues.
Dr Bike will check brakes and saddle heights, gears and pedal chains as well as other moving parts to ensure that people's bikes are in tip-top condition.
Inspector Martin Byrne, Castlebar Garda Station said "Driving on Irish roads is dangerous enough roads without the added risk of talking on the phone at the same time, Responsible drivers switch off their phones whilst driving.