Gardai urge motorists to drive carefully this weekend

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE head of the garda traffic corps in Limerick is appealing to all road users to heed the warnings on road safety over the Bank Holiday weekend.

THE head of the garda traffic corps in Limerick is appealing to all road users to heed the warnings on road safety over the Bank Holiday weekend.

So far this year, six people have died on roads in Limerick - an increase of one compared to the same period last year.

Insp Paul Reidy, says gardaí throughout Limerick city and county will be mounting additional checkpoints over the course of the weekend and again next week ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend. “The Divisional Traffic Corps along with local units will be active over the forthcoming holiday period, with the objective of saving lives,” he said.

Insp Reidy says gardaí will mount additional checkpoints focusing on drink driving, speeding and the use of handheld mobile phones while driving.

Gardai are also urging pedestrians to be especially careful as half of the fatalities in Limerick so far this year were pedestrians.