Santa backs Mayo road safety campaign

MAYO County Council have managed to secure the support of one of the busiest men in the world this time of the year in a road safety campaign.

Santa is throwing his considerable weight behind the latest campaign to make Ireland’s roads safer as children around the country write their Christmas list to him.

Parents and teachers can log onto the link below and email their Santa list for their children direct to the man himself in the North Pole, and they will then receive a road safety message from Santa. They can also download a card or stocking to put on their Christmas tree.

The campaign is going to be sent out to all preschools and primary schools to take part.

In the card Santa is advised by one of his helpers: “Santa, make sure you have Rudolf’s lights on and don't forget to fasten your seatbelt.”

Noel Gibbons, Mayo’s road safety officer, who coordinated the campaign with Santa, said: “Every year hundreds of children are injured or killed on our roads. It is vitally important that we educate our young children of the potential dangers and also their parents and we would like to thank Santa for helping us to get this vital message out there.”

Santa was delighted to help out, and he asked that any refreshments left out for him are non-alcoholic. And some wipes and hand sanitiser too will help keep all safe this very different Christmas.

The cards can be sent on by the children to friends and family to spread the road safety message.

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