Road users across county Mayo can expect to see more garda checkpoints this Bank Holiday Weekend, as the gardai and the Road Safety Authority join forces to highlight road safety.

Six people died on Irish roads over the June Bank Holiday last year.

Inspector Dermot Butler of the Mayo Garda Traffic Unit, says the gardai do not want to impact on people’s enjoyment of the weekend, but he says the June Bank holiday Weekend is always a very busy time on roads as it traditionally marks the start of the Summer holidays.

Motorcyclists are being urged to 'Bike Safe' throughout the summer.

A study of forensic collisions published in 2016 showed alcohol and speed are both factors in many motorcyclists' deaths.


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