Zero-tolerance on region's roads over Bank Holiday weekend
Gardai say a zero-tolerance policy will be in force on roads in the South East over the bank holiday weekend.
'The weekend is.. particularly dangerous with high traffic volumes on the roads,' said Regional Traffic Superintendent for the South East John Mulligan.
'An Garda Siochana will implement a strict zero tolerance policy commencing this week-end and leading into what is a challenging last three months of the year in terms of road safety. There will be targeted operations at specific locations of high danger and gardai will deliver through education and advice the road safety message to all citizens,' said the superintendent.
He said enforcement for 2015 across the South East will increase in each of the key 'lifesaver offence' categories of drink driving, speeding, mobile phone use and non-wearing of seatbelts.
He said that so far this year together we have reduced road deaths by 15 on last year. This is a significant reduction and achievement and all road users within the South Eastern Region are to be congratulated. However, it is vital that we maintain this downward trend in fatalities on our roads, thereby reducing the grief and suffering inflicted on affected families and friends within our communities.
'Our mindset must be focused on road safety and the driver of each vehicle must place the safety of all persons within and without their vehicle as their priority. Road safety is everyone's business.'