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Motorcyclists urged to take extra safety precautions over ‘high risk’ Bank Holiday Weekend

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has urged riders to never drink and drive, “ease of the throttle” and “always wear the appropriate personal protective equipment and high visibility clothing”.

The warning comes as statistics show a sharp increase in motorcycle deaths in this period last year.

Twenty motorcyclists were killed on the roads last year with 14 of those or 70pc happening in the second half of the year.

Of those 14 people who died in this period, 5 were killed in the last week of July.

Figures for 2018 reflect a similar pattern as 7 people died in the first half of the year.

The RSA said this serves as a stark reminder of the added dangers facing motorcyclists throughout the summer months.

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Source: independent.ie, 31/07/2018

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