Safer Roads Expo takes place at Punchestown this weekend

Safer Roads Expo takes place at Punchestown this weekend

A major road safety exhibition takes place at Punchestown this weekend.

The Safer Roads Expo this Sunday will see demonstrations and guest speakers gather in Kildare for the event.

It's aimed to inform the wider community about remaining safe on the roads.

Road Safety Officer with Kildare County Council and Carlow native Declan Keogh told Beat News about one of the speakers:


'A young male from Donegal, Richard Alcorn is his name.'

'He was in a road traffic collision 7 years ago and he suffered severe injuries, and so much that he was left wheelchair-bound and paralysed.'

'He's going to talk to the audience about what his crash entailed and the injuries that he suffered.'

Other speakers include Motorsport Ireland's Young Male Driver of the Year Jake Byrne, who'll discuss the differences of speeding on the track compared to speeding on the road.


Jake Byrne - Young Driver of the Year'Young Driver of the Year' Jake Byrne supporting the 'Safer Roads' exhibition at Punchestown on Sunday 10th April 2016.

Posted by Safer Roads Exhibition on Wednesday, 30 March 2016

That will be part of the emphasis on young male drivers and how they can be safer on the roads.


There will also be talks on how pedestrians and cyclists can make themselves safer when on the road, and how drivers can be more wary of them.

A forensic collision expert from the Garda Forensic Collision Investigations team will also be on hand to inform the public how the team come to conclusions on what caused a road traffic collision.

The Safer Roads Exhibition takes place this Sunday from 2pm to 6pm, admission is free and the event is open to the public.