Students and parents are being reminded again this week of the importance of road safety around school buses and particularly wearing bright clothing going and waiting at the school bus stop.

The reminder comes as part of a campaign by Mayo Road Safety Working Group to coincide with the dark winter mornings.

Fine Gael Cllr Patsy O’Brien raised the issue recently at a Road Safety Working Group and said he wants to see students step up a gear in terms of what they wear to make sure they are visible at this time of year on roads.

He says those who make their way to and from bus stops in particular in rural areas, should be especially aware of the dangers.

Cllr O’Brien says he would ideally like to see designated areas where parents/guardians can park in a safe area to pick up or drop off students from buses.

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