Our website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience and to collect information about how you use this site to improve our service to you. By not accepting cookies some elements of the site, such as video, will not work. Please visit our Cookie Policy page for more information on how we use cookies.

Traffic - advice to all road users

On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to offer advice to all road users. The segment included a filmed piece that offered advice to all road users but especially highlighted the dangers encountered by some of the more venerable road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Two survivors of pedestrian and motorcycle collisions were interviewed, both of whom suffered brain injuries as a result.

The first victim Roberta Connolly was struck by a car on her way home from school, when she was a ten-year-old child. Now in her mid-thirties Roberta shared with us the impact this road collision has had on her life. Another victim Seán Dixon, who came off a motorbike in 2011, explains the impact his collision has had on his life. 

Roberta is wheelchair bound and uses a light writer communication device to communicate. Seán has struggled with his anger and memory loss. 

Richard Curtis from Acquired Brain Injury Ireland talked to us about the life experiences of the survivors and the kinds of support ABII offer. 

Video of the segment is available here with thanks to Crimecall