While it is highly recommended currently that motorists in Ireland carry a ‘Break-down Emergency Pack’ it is not yet mandatory.
It was revealed late last year that the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Siochána wished to make it a penalty-point offence not to carry such a kit while driving in Ireland. Recommended inclusions are: a high-visibility vest; a fire extinguisher; a working torch; a breakdown triangle, a pair of gloves and a first-aid kit – and these items are to be carried in the vehicle at all times.
Now, Tralee Credit Union has teamed up with Top Part Kingdom Motor Factors to offer their members Free Breakdown Emergency Packs with their first 100 motor loans of 2016.
“The idea to give Breakdown Emergency Packs with our motor loans came from the Road Safety Authority’s Road Safety Strategy proposal to make these packs compulsory in all vehicles,” said Mike Lynch, Tralee Credit Union Loans Officer.
“It’s our way of promoting responsible lending through road safety with our low rate motor loan campaign. We purchased these packs from Top Part Kingdom Motor Factors and are offering them to the first 100 members on collection of their motor loan to the value of €5,000 or more with us.
“Each Emergency Pack consists of a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, warning triangle, high visibility vest, a lamp and gloves,” said Mr. Lynch.
For further information contact Tralee Credit Union in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin or visit their website by clicking on the link here: www.traleecu.ie