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Local Authority seeks mandatory wearing of hi-viz clothing by pedestrians

Nov 12, 2021 14:11 By News Northern Sound
Local Authority seeks mandatory wearing of hi-viz clothing by pedestrians Local Authority seeks mandatory wearing of hi-viz clothing by pedestrians
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Councillor Carmel Brady says it's "common sense" for pedestrians to wear it.

Cavan County Council has passed a motion calling on the Department of Transport to require the mandatory wearing of hi-viz clothing by pedestrians on roads and laneways.

The motion was tabled by Carmel Brady, who says there are a "significant number of pedestrian fatalities" on Irish roads - 15 so far this year.

She noted that there is legislation regarding the use of hi-viz clothing on building sites and says it's "common sense" for pedestrians to wear it.

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Councillor Brady added that a person wearing hi-viz can be seen from a distance of 500 metres, but this reduces to 50 metres when someone is not wearing this clothing.

She told Northern Sound that it should be mandatory to wear hi-viz clothing "when you leave the house and are walking on foot":

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You can hear more from that interview between Councillor Brady and our reporter Diarmuid Pepper below:

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