The annual blessing of roads has taken place in the Archdiocese of Tuam. The blessing takes place to highlight and pray for road safety on Easter Sunday and always. Speaking about the move, Father Fintan Monaghan, Diocesan Communications Officer with the Archdiocese of Tuam said:
The trauma of road crashes to families and communities is devastating. A major focus of the campaign is to promote the issue of driver fatigue, drink-driving and speeding, as well as praying for the safety of not only all road users, but our gardai and emergency services.
Mayo County Council said they hope the Blessing of the Roads campaign will create greater awareness of safety among road users, will give people a chance to remember family or friends who may have died in road crashes and will also recognises the efforts of those who are working in all areas to reduce death on the roads.