Donegal praised for its road safety awareness efforts

Donegal County Council and its road safety group have been praised for their efforts to promote road safety in the county.

And it’s putting it’s money where its mouth is — in some cases its spending almost 27 times more on the effort than other counties.

From 2014 to 2018, the county council spent more than €521,000 euro on trying to get the message out about road safety and on anti drink-drive artwork, marketing and training.

Donegal has had a reputation for its high rate of road deaths for a number of years — last year there were 10.

But Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council, Brian O Donnell says they have to keep trying to get the road safety message across.