Roscrea students examine the science behind road safety

Lynda Kiernan

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Roscrea students examine the science behind road safety

Peter Maher, Brian Parlon and Alan Mullally from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré

A science team from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré ably represented their school at the recent BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2018 in the RDS.

Peter Maher, Alan Mullally and Brian Parlon, helped by their teacher Sarah Kirwan had been working diligently on their project for months.

Titled ‘Driver Fatigue: We Need to Wake Up’ they had chosen to examine some of the different factors that adversely affect road safety.

The team designed a steering wheel which monitors driver fatigue by measuring the driver's heart rate, with the aim of reducing the number of fatalities caused by driver fatigue.

Visitors to their stand and the judges were reported to be very impressed with their entry.