Hi-vis vests will be distributed to Garda stations across County Mayo under a new initiative by Mayo County Council, Gardai and the Road Safety Authority.

Gardai on mobile patrols will hand out the high-visibility vests to pedestrians and cyclists who are not properly visible at night-time.

Officers will also be carrying out roadside checks throughout the next two weeks focusing on defects involving lights, tyres, windscreens and any other factors which may impact on the roadworthiness of a vehicle. 

Mayo County Council's Road Safety Officer Noel Gibbons says the Winter initiative aims to reduce fatalities on roads....

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