Gardaí Launch Road Safety Campaign

A nationwide road safety campaigned was launched by Gardaí over the weekend with "high-visibility checkpoints" set up across the State.

To date this year some 154 people have died on the country's roads, an increase of 14 on this time last year.

At locations across all gardaí districts, officers established checkpoints during one-hour timeslots.

Gardaí say the "high visibility enforcement aims to modify driver behaviour, identify breaches of all road traffic legislation and make the roads safer for all".


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