Cllr Vicki Casserly secured unanimous support for her Council Motion calling on the County’s Chief Executive to engage with the Road Safety Authority and provide a half day event in support of the Drive Safer for Longer Road Safety Campaign. “The aim of the initiative is to assist in affording older drivers who value their independence the opportunity to attend a half day training event where the Local Authority Road Safety Officer, along with the Gardaí, an optometrist, a physiotherapist and approved RSA Driving Instructor addresses the driver,” explained Cllr. Casserly.
The Council agreed that the physical environment and Rules of the Road have undoubtedly changed for older drivers since beginning their driving journey. “As a result of my motion, I’m pleased to say that South Dublin County Council will explore the possibility of partnering with the RSA and neighbouring Local Authorities to deliver a Drive Safer for Longer Campaign aimed at older drivers across South Dublin, including here in Lucan,” concluded Cllr. Vicki Casserly.