Red Means STOP: A Safety Message for Motorists

08 February '20
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Luas has an excellent safety record and Luas drivers are trained in defensive driving. However, when it comes to safety, Luas driver training is equally as important as motorists knowing how to safely share the roads with Luas trams. 

People have become familiar with Luas - and with familiarity sometimes comes complacency. 

Luas would like to remind motorists to take care when driving in the area of Luas tracks. This means obeying all road signage and remembering that red means STOP! – Not “speed up” or “take a chance”. Running a red light and ignoring road signage is not worth the risk and / or consequences. 

A tram is on a fixed track, it cannot swerve, and it needs more time to break than a road vehicle. Motorists, who often visibly speed up to cross a road junction as opposed to slowing down, need to be more mindful of the potential consequences of their actions. Not only is the motorist gambling with his or her life and the lives of others, a collision with a tram results in significant delays to, or reduction of service for Luas customers. When a collision with a tram does occur, Luas passengers are left waiting for the Emergency services to deal with the incident before the all-clear can be given for the Luas service to resume.

When driving across Luas lines at junctions, beside Luas Tram Lanes on the road or in Luas Shared Tramways we want motorists to drive safely. While the majority of motorists drive safely and follow the law, it is those who don’t that we need to remind to drive safely around Luas. Click here to see the complete list of rules and safety tips for motorists driving around or near Luas. 

If you have any questions please contact Luas Customer Care on LoCall 1850 300 604, by emailing or get in touch through @Luas Facebook and Twitter.

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