Limerick motorists urged to drive carefully this weekend

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

GARDAI are warning motorists they will be out in force across Limerick city and county during the Bank Holiday weekend.

GARDAI are warning motorists they will be out in force across Limerick city and county during the Bank Holiday weekend.

Thousands of people are expected to take to the roads between now and Monday evening during the first Bank Holiday weekend of the summer. Gardai are urging drivers to slow down and to take regular breaks if travelling for long distances.

“We are appealing to all road users to again play their part in keeping our roads as safe as they can be. We must be mindful that any mistake on the road can lead to very serious consequences for all involved,” said Assist Commissioner, John O’Mahoney.

“We will see significant numbers travelling on our roads. With this extra traffic, journeys times will increase and we therefore appeal to all that are travelling on long distances to leave in plenty of time, plan their route, take their time and be well rested before setting out on their journey,” he added.

So far this year there have been two road fatalities in Limerick, which represents a reduction of two thirds compared to the same period last year.