Donna Fox died while riding her bike.

Road safety appeal in sister’s memory

On 6 September 2016, Donna Fox was knocked down by a delivery lorry on her way to work in Dublin city. She died at the scene.

For her fifth anniversary, she is being remembered through the Give Space, Give Time campaign, an appeal to motorists to slow down and give cyclists room on the roads.

The campaign was launched this week by Donna’s brother Neil who is calling on calling on motorists to be conscious of slowing down and giving cyclists room on the roads, especially when overtaking and at junctions.

“Donna brightened up the lives of all who knew and loved her. Cyclists deserve the same respect as all road users. Seconds longer to a journey can be the difference between life and death,” said Neil.

The campaign is also a direct appeal to An Garda Siochána to enforce the 2019 Dangerous Overtaking of a Cyclist legislation in a more robust way, as well as a plea to the Department of Justice to implement a more straight forward system of reporting a dangerous passing.

“A point that I have been making is the need for the Minister for Transport to instruct gardaí to take a clear approach to their handling of evidence of dangerous passes and to set up a designated portal that’s national, the one system for the whole country so that cyclists can easily submit helmet-cam footage evidence,” said Neil.