An Garda Síochána have released details from The Christmas and New Year Road Safety Campaign, which was held between December 1 2022 and January 3 2023.

During this period, 745 people were arrested for driving under the influence, with 136 of the figure arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

14,704 speeding offences were detected, while there were 4,829 road traffic collisions reported to authorities.

932 drivers were detected to be using their mobile phones while driving.

There were 256 seatbelt offences detected.

Throughout the campaign, 7,405 checkpoints were conducted nationwide.

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