A scheme to help older residents in County Mayo (Ireland) to stay safe when out walking has been launched as part of Positive Ageing Week (26 Sept -4 October).
The council's road safety unit is giving away hi visibility ‘see me’ shopping bags.
Noel Gibbons, RSO, said: “All too often during the winter months we see an increase in the number of older people who are killed or injured on our roads. Pedestrians are often much harder to see at this time of the year when daylight visibility can be poor and there are more hours of darkness.”
Active retirement groups are allowing the road safety team to hand out shopping bags at their meetings.