Ten people have died on roads in Mayo, Galway and Roscommon so far this year.

Nationally, since the 1st January, 89 people have died on Ireland's roads, which is a 7% increase in fatalities compared to this time last year.

Of the 89 fatalities, two people have died in road collisions this year in Mayo, 3 in Roscommon and 5 in Co Galway.

The national figures published today by Garda and the Road Safety Authority show the highest number of fatalities to date this year were in Dublin, Tipperary and Cork.

There's been an increase in the number of deaths among drivers and motorcyclists, while there's a reduction in fatalities among passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.

80 per cent of road deaths are now taking place in rural areas, while Sunday is the most dangerous day, followed by Friday.

Meanwhile, Gardai are asking all road users to take extra care this August Bank Holiday weekend.

With an increase in traffic over the long weekend, motorists are asked to slow down, always wear their seatbelts, never drink and drive and don't use mobile phones when driving.


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