Public Asked To Drive Safely This Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Gardai are appealing to the public to exercise extra care on the roads this bank holiday weekend, as six more people have died on the country’s roads so far this year when compared with the same period of time in 2018.

The latest figures released by the gardai also reveal that the number of people caught using their phone while driving is up, while an increase in the number of people not wearing their seat belts has also been recorded by gardai.

Speaking to Tipp Mid West today, Inspector James White has pointed out that 11 lives were lost on Co Tipperary’s roads in 2018 and that eight lives have been lost on the county’s roads so far this year.

Tipperary was also at number three on the list of counties with the highest number of deaths on the roads in 2018.

With these grim statistics in mind, he has appealed to the public to pay particular care when driving over the weekend; not to use your phone while driving; to always wear your seat belt; to drive within the limits and at a safe speed and to be courteous to other roads users. Of course, never, ever drink and drive.