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An Garda Síochána strongly support the Disability Federation of Ireland Make Way Day 20 initiative on Friday 25th September 2020

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Over the past number of years, An Garda Síochána has developed close working relationships with the various associations representing persons with disabilities and will be strongly supporting the Disability Federation of Ireland in their "Make Way Day '20” initiative, which is taking place today Friday 25th September, 2020. This campaign aims to raise awareness about the challenges persons with disabilities face from obstacles left on the footpath and poor driver behaviour.

Speaking today at Garda Headquarters, Chief Superintendent Raymond McMahon, Garda National Roads Policing Bureau, said, "We are urging drivers to be conscious of other road users, particularly those with impaired mobility and disability by asking them not to park on footpaths or use designated disabled parking bays without a proper permit".

"As part of Operation Enable An Garda Síochána have targeted offences relating to the improper use of disabled parking bays. Since 2017 we have issued over 18,000 fines, even in this year with Coronavirus we have issued over 1,800 fines".

"Please be conscious of the needs of others and remember that using hazard lights does not entitle you to park where you wish".

An Garda Síochána would ask all motorists to park legally today and every day.


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Images from across the country in support of #MakeWayDay20.


Sligo1 Garda Lorraine Brennan and Student Garda Gemma Loughlin Sligo Garda Station.   Sligo5  Sergeant Angela Cummins and Probationer Garda Nuala Gaffey Sligo GS


Charlestown Co Mayo Garda Karen Weymouth


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Garda Darren Lynch and Garda Lisa McDonogh Ennis Garda Station Bindon Street