An Gárda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority have today urged drivers and riders to slow down this October Bank Holiday as new figures show that nearly 140,000 fixed charge notices have been issued for speeding from January to September this year.
From Oct 21st to Nov 3rd An Gárda Síochána will be intensively targeting drivers and riders who speed.
For the past 7 years, there has been a year on year decrease in road fatalities in Ireland. However on the 23rd October 2013 there has been 13 more fatalities on our roads than at this time last year.
This brings to 153, the number of people killed in road traffic collisions to date.
161 people lost their lives on Irish roads in 2012.
Excessive or inappropriate speed remains a significant contributory factor in road traffic collisions.