Gritters falling victim to abuse
According to today’s Irish Independent, Mayo County Council has pleaded with road users to respect the workers while they are carrying out their duties of treating the roads.
“Unfortunately, some drivers are too impatient for their own good and think nothing of blowing their horn and dangerously overtaking the gritting trucks,” Mayo County Council’s road safety officer Noel Gibbons told the newspaper.
Mr Gibbons says motorists should remain a safe distance behind working trucks and that they should under no circumstances attempt to overtake a gritting truck. “Drivers should remember that if they overtake a gritting vehicle they will be faced with an untreated, dangerous roadway,” he adds.