Easter Road Safety Message for Kilkenny motorists from An Garda Síochána

Gillian Mooney

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Gillian Mooney

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Easter Road Safety Message for Kilkenny motorists from An Garda Síochána

In 2017 Road Safety continues to be a high priority for An Garda  Síochána in the South Eastern Region, and I am urging motorists within the region to be increasingly vigilant over this Easter Bank Holiday weekend to avoid fatalities and serious injuries on our roads. Sadly, there have been six fatalities on the Region’s roads in the year to date. Over the Easter Bank Holiday

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, An Garda Síochána will place an extra emphasis on the enforcement of the key Lifesaver offences of driving while intoxicated, speeding, non-use of seat belts and the use of mobile phones.

Our campaign will involve all Garda District and Divisional personnel across the South Eastern Region and extra high visibility patrols will be put in place. Motorists are urged to drive within the speed limits and to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles. It is also important to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy – check lights, tyres , and brakes etc;

Driver fatigue must always be borne in mind and motorists are urged where fatigue is setting in, to pull over to a safe location and rest. There is increased recreational activity in urban areas with longer daylight hours. Pedestrians and cyclists are still reminded always to wear reflective or fluorescent clothing which will help you to be seen from a distance. Drivers also need to exercise care and slow down in built up areas.

As Assistant Garda Commissioner with responsibility for policing the South Eastern Region, I  appeal to all road users to play their part in helping us to ensure the safe use of our roads.

Remember – STAY SAFE – SLOW DOWN – NEVER, EVER DRINK AND DRIVE – WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT and DON’T HOLD YOUR MOBILE PHONE WHILE DRIVING.

I want to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very safe and Happy Easter. Let us continue to work together to make our roads safer.

Eugene Corcoran

Assistant Commissioner,

An Garda Síochána,

South Eastern Region