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Kildare County Council is encouraging motorists traveling long distances to ‘Have a Break’ from driving along the way. Kildare's road safety officer teamed up with the Kildare Road Users Association (KRUA) at two service stations over the recent bank holiday weekend as part the 'Have a Break' campaign which is aimed at combating driver fatigue.

Drivers who took time out while traveling busy routes between Naas & Newbridge and the N9 between Kilcullen & Castledermot were awarded with a free Kit Kat by the Kildare road safety team. Road Safety Officer Declan Keogh says the recent 'have a break' campaign was 'extremely successful'.

‘Long journey’s can result in drivers becoming tired & there is a risk of them falling asleep, even for just a split second, but despite this, and in most cases unknown to them, drivers still insist on making that journey even though they may be at risk. In an effort to combat driver fatigue, we are encouraging drivers, not just to be well rested before a journey, but while on a long journey, drivers should have a break, take a rest and revive themselves before setting out again. The recent campaign was extremely successful and it's certainly something we will be looking to do again in the future'.

The 'Have a Break' campaigns is the first of it's kind and was operated in conjunction with Tougher’s Newhall, Naas and O' Reilly's Texaco Crookstown.