A total of 54 people have been killed and seriously injured on Irish roads over the St. Patrick’s Day period since 2012.
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and gardaí are appealing to all road users to make this St Patrick’s weekend a safe one for everyone on the roads.
Since 2012, there were 749 arrests for driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs over St Patrick’s weekend.
The assistant commissioner for roads policing in An Garda Síochána David Sheehan said:
Members of An Garda Síochána will be out in force over the St Patrick’s weekend and while there will be a focus on drink driving we will be on the lookout for other killer behaviors such as speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.
Source: Cliodhna Russell, The Journal.ie, 14/03/18