PTA Cycling Safety Webinar
Thursday 6 May 2021
St. Andrew’s College PTA is pleased to announce its second Parent and Guardian Talk in our new Webinar series. The series invites experts to discuss a variety of parenting topics impacting our children today.
Please join us on Thursday 6th May at 7:30pm, along with two experienced and knowledgeable cycle training instructors and road safety researchers. Our aim with this talk is to provide parents and guardians with the knowledge and tools needed to teach their children how to cycle safely on the roads.
Registration in advance is required for this webinar:
Topics that will be included in the session are:
- Rules of the road / Irish traffic law
- The nature of the urban road traffic environment
- Traffic issues at different periods of the day
- Hazards presented by Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs)
- Common collision types and how to avoid them, particularly around St. Andrew’s College
- Advice for drivers on how to interact safely with cyclists
Dr. Mike McKillen is a founding member and former chairperson of Cyclist.ie, the umbrella body for cycling advocacy groups nationwide. He is a Safety Consultant, and an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin. He is also a member of the Scientists for Cycling network of the European Cyclists' Federation - and a past pupil of St. Andrew’s College!
Dr. Damien Ó Tuama is the National Cycling Coordinator with Cyclist.ie and a founding member of the Dublin Cycling Campaign. Working in mobility planning for over 20 years, specialising in cycling policy, Dr. Ó Tuama was the lead author of the government's National Cycle Policy Framework. Since 2016 he has been Vice-President of the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF).
For more information regarding cycling trends, government / local authority official plans and Dublin Cycling Campaign's vision for cycling in Ireland and urban areas, please visit www.cyclist.ie.
The St. Andrew’s College PTA provides opportunities for parents, families and teachers to meet and discuss matters of mutual interest and concern. This PTA initiative hopes to foster connection, community and communication in these challenging times. For more information regarding the PTA activities or to make any suggestions, please visit the PTA website.