Hundreds of UL Students recently took part in the National road traffic awareness Lifesaver campaign, a road safety awareness programme aimed at reducing fatal road traffic collisions and serious injury traffic collisions in Limerick City and County.
The campaign will involve realistic crash scene dramatization followed by a Road Safety Presentation at the Jean Monet Lecture Theatre, University of Limerick.
Vivion Grisewood, Campaigns Officer, UL Student's Union said; "The issue of road safety in UL is more important than ever. In the last number of years there have been quite a few UL students killed on our countries roads, and we wanted to highlight this in UL. The Lifesaver Project is an amazing initiative to show young people the effects of road accidents. It really is great to have such a service available to utilise in Limerick, and we hope that the students of UL will take the Road Safety message away with them from the event."
The project is a collaboration between the Gardai, the H.S.E, Ambulance Services and the City and County Fire and Rescue Services and is organised by UL's Human Resources Department and is funded by the two Local Authorities.
Tommy Foy, UL HR Director said; "The aim of this project is to change people's attitude towards road safety and highlighting the serious consequences of bad driving habits. The University of Limerick is delighted to host this important event." For further information about Lifesaver project go to : http://www.limerickcorp.ie/Transport/TheLifesaverProject/