With fewer cars on the roads due to the Covid-19 lockdown, more drivers are speeding.

That's according to Mayo County Council's Road Safety Office, which says an increase in speeding, coupled with more cyclists and pedestrians on roads, is a recipe for disaster.

Latest figures show 54 people have died on Ireland's road so far this year, up from 49 this time last year.

The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Councillor Brendan Mulroy is urging all road users to take personal responsibility for their safety.

He says drivers can become distracted during the Covid-19 crisis, as their minds are elsewhere while driving, and he's urging motorists to concentrate on their driving, slow down and stay focused.

Councillor Mulroy says drivers are now sharing the roads with a lot more cyclists and pedestrians since the Covid-19 outbreak started.

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