Nearly 3,000 drivers have been caught after ignoring bank holiday warnings to slow down


More than a dozen people were seriously injured in road accidents over the August bank holiday weekend, according to An Garda Síochána.

15 people were involved in serious road accidents from 7am Thursday July 28 to 7am Wednesday August 3 when An Garda Siochána was conducting its August Bank Holiday Road Safety Operation.

And despite a joint campaign by Gardaí and the Road Safety Board urging motorists to slow down, 2,937 speeding incidents were recorded over the bank holiday weekend.

Another 110 drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and 63 on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Another 47 people were caught for not wearing their seat belts and 180 for using mobile phones while driving.
A total of 810 mandatory drug control centers were set up across the country over the weekend.
Deputy Commissioner Paula Hilman of Roads Policing and Community Engagement said: “In 2022 there has been an alarming increase in road fatalities. I would like to thank all road users who have worked to improve safety on our roads this August bank holiday weekend, unfortunately there are people who continue to disregard the safety advice.”

A total of 96 people have died on our roads so far this year. Nearly 3,000 drivers have been caught after ignoring bank holiday warnings to slow down

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