Summertime arrives this weekend, as the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on Sunday morning.
As the country prepares to "Spring Forward", road safety officials in Mayo are reminding drivers to take extra care on roads as children will be out playing more in the evenings, with more people out walking and cycling.
Mayo Road Safety Officer Noel Gibbons is urging motorists to take extra care, not just on main roads but also in built-up residential areas, parks and green areas.
Drivers should also watch out for children attempting to cross between parked cars.
Parents are asked to remind their children to play in safe areas - not on the road - to ensure they wear a helmet and bright clothing when cycling, and to take off headphones when crossing the road.