Gardai warn they will be out in force for the Bank Holiday weekend

GARDAI say there will be an increased number of speed detection checkpoints and mandatory alcohol testing checkpoints across Limerick city and county during the Bank Holiday weekend.

GARDAI say there will be an increased number of speed detection checkpoints and mandatory alcohol testing checkpoints across Limerick city and county during the Bank Holiday weekend.

Thousands of people are expected to take to the roads over the three days to attend various fesitvals and events that are due to take place in Limerick and across the country..

In addition to normal Bank Holiday traffic, huge crowds are expected to travel from Limerick to Dublin on Sunday for the All Ireland senior football final between Limerick and Kerry.

There will also be a considerable amount of traffic travelling through County Limerick as the Irish Open golf tournament is taking place in Killarney.

“Gardai will also be paying attention to bad driving behaviour, use of mobile phones while driving, and the non-wearing of seat-belts,” said Sgt Peter Kelly of the divisional traffic corps.

So far this year ten people have died on Limerick roads, which is two more than for the same period last year.