• The road safety office of Mayo County Council and Mayo Gardai will this morning launch their annual Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign on the N5 at 10am, where motorists will be handed out information leaflets and lollipops with a road safety message at a Garda check point at Windsor, Castlebar.  

    Anyone who decides to get behind the wheel with alcohol or drugs in their system is being warned they run the risk of killing themselves or somebody else.

    At a recent Mayo joint police committee meeting, Chief Superintendent Diskin  said to date in 2018 that 195 motorists in Mayo were  arrested for drink driving and 14 people arrested for drug driving in the county , that’s an average of 4 detections per week.

    Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer with Mayo County Council told Midwest News this morning that in this festive period when socialising is to the fore,  it's important to think before deciding to drive..