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Video of the Week: Dublin's trams release shocking footage as part of new campaign.

Posted by Emily O'Dowd on Jul 27, 2017

Tram video.jpgWe often view trams as one of the safest and most practical modes of transport, but what happens when the danger is caused by something beyond of the driver's control? A new campaign in Dublin has shone light on how dangerous trams can be when basic rules have not been obeyed. The Luas operator Transdev has released a video promoting the public to #BeTramAware. The campaign focuses on showing cyclists how close they can come to being seriously injured when breaking red lights. Communications Manager at Transdev, Dervla Brophy said: “Whilst Luas can assure customers how safe the system is to travel on, we must also shine a light on the actions of these gambler cyclists. The Cyclist Safety campaign we have put together a series of short videos clips from the CCTV cameras on the front of the trams which record what is happening in front of the Luas driver. “A short cut across tracks is a short cut to death,” emphasises Irish Rail.


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Emily O'Dowd

Written by Emily O'Dowd

On graduating with a degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, Emily joined the editorial team. When she isn't writing articles for the website or interviewing experts in the industry she enjoys reading, running and sailing.

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