As the General Elections are starting, Candidates, Political Parties & their supporters, be aware of the danger while positioning your campaign posters.
When hanging campaign poster, make sure that they are not obstructing road signs – especially signs from the rules of the road for the safety of the roads users. The posters must not be placed in Known Collision prone zones. It is a matter of distractions to drivers and can end with dreadful consequences. A list of those areas can be found on www.garda.ie .As a campaign worker you may be at risk while setting posters up as well. The signage on our roads, whether put there by the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (the NRA), Local Authorities & the Garda are there to ensure the safety of the roads users, so do not obstruct any Roads Sign as consequences can be vital. It is a serious offence to obstruct Roads Signs or Traffic lights (Road Traffic Act 1962, Section 95, Subsection 14)
- A person shall not provide any such sign, device, notice or Light as is not traffic sign, on provision thereof, it is visible from a public road and.
- It is capable of being confused with traffic sign.
- It makes traffic sign proved in accordance with the section less visible to roads users, or
- It obstructs the view of publics roads users so as to render roads dangerous to them
It is a matter of safety for all. Thank for reading our blog.
Castletown School of Motoring
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