Gardaí Appeal For Drivers To Be Aware Of Motorcyclists

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An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are appealing to motorists to be aware of and to look out for motorcyclists, not just over the coming May Bank Holiday weekend but at all times.

The appeal is being made as a worryingly high number of motorcyclists have died so far in 2022.

A total of 11 motorcyclists have died up to today’s date, five alone were killed in March. 

Drivers are asked to understand that motorcyclists have less protection in the event of a crash and so are many times more vulnerable.

Drivers are also encouraged to be particularly careful at junctions or when changing lanes.

Long-term analysis conducted by RSA between 2016-2021 shows almost a fifth (19%) of motorcyclist fatalities occurred in July, while 14%* of motorcyclist serious injuries occurred in this month.

Half (50%) of motorcyclist fatalities occurred on a weekend day (Saturday or Sunday), compared to just over a third (35%) of serious injuries occurring on these days.