Stay Safe. Always wait for the green light.
With COVID restrictions gradually easing, more people are returning to the roads, cycle lanes, and walkways around Luas. Many of us may have gotten out of the habit of travelling near Luas over the past year and may now be returning to the city. With this in mind, we are appealing to everyone who travels near Luas – pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists – to “Always wait for the green light” and to be extra vigilant when travelling around Luas.
Although a lot has changed over the last year, the rules of the road and the steps we should all take to stay safe around Luas are the same. Accidents are often avoidable and, aside from the risk of seriously injuring yourself or others, they can cause hours of disruption for other people who rely on Luas.
Luas has an excellent safety record and Luas drivers are trained in defensive driving; however, whether you are walking, cycling, driving, or taking public transport, it is important to remember that we all have a part to play in keeping ourselves and others safe. We have waited so long to get back on the road. Remember to always wait for the green light and obey signage when crossing Luas tracks.
Advice to pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists to stay safe around Luas is to:
- Always wait for YOUR green light before crossing Luas tracks.
- Know and obey the rules of the road and be extra vigilant around Luas.
- Always follow traffic signals and signs - never under any circumstances breaking a red light or amber gambling near Luas.
- Pedestrians should cross Luas tracks at designated crossings where available as these are the safest places to cross.
- Take time to stop, LOOK LEFT AND RIGHT, and listen for horns and warning bells from approaching trams before crossing Luas tracks.
- If you are cycling and you need to cross Luas tracks, do so as close to a right angle as possible to avoid the bicycle wheel getting caught in the tracks.
- Wait for trams to pass before attempting to cross. If a driver has to emergency brake due to a pedestrian, cyclist, or motorist crossing tracks at the last minute, it can cause injury to those on board.
- As parents and guardians, please remind your children of the importance of behaving safely around Luas.
- Motorists are reminded to never stop on a yellow box on the road, and to never obstruct the tramway.
The rules of the road apply to everyone and they are there for your safety and the safety of others. It is important that the steps we can all take to stay safe around Luas are not forgotten.
If you have any questions please contact Luas Customer Service on LoCall 1850 300 604 or by email email@example.com.