RSA – RoadSafe Roadshow

On Tuesday 21st November 2017, our TY and 5th Year LCA students along with 1,000 students from secondary schools all over Kerry, attended the Axa RoadSafe Roadshow at the INEC in Killarney. It was an informative presentation which aimed at highlighting the importance of road safety to young people. Significant personnel from our community gave key note presentations. It was lead by Mr. Peter McCarthy from the Kerry Garda Traffic Corps, Peter Crowley from the Ambulance service, Dan Keane from the Fire Brigade service. A and E consultant at Kerry General Hospital, Martin Boyd, showed graphic slides of injuries sustained by road accident victims and he also told the student body about the awful task he has to endure when telling parents that it is not good news about their child. An emotional presentation was given by Anne Tydings who lost her son Padraig in a car crash 13 years ago today. The day ended with a  re-enactment of a road crash outside the Gleneagle Hotel.  Paudie Mangan from the Killarney Fire Service and his team showed the students how they remove a causality from an accident scene.  According to TY Co-ordinator Kerri McCarthy “today’s roadsafe roadshow was very powerful presentation, you could hear a pin drop inside the INEC which had more than 1,000 students present. Hearing the real life account from all the speakers had a huge impact on all present with the key message of “slow down and respect the road” imprinted into all student minds”.