Gardaí will be increasing their presence on the roads to encourage road safety throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.
More traffic is expected on the roads this weekend as it marks the first Bank Holiday since Covid-19 travel restrictions were lifted nationwide.
Gardaí in Donegal are urging motorists make road safety a top priority.
Spokesperson Gda Grainne Doherty said: “The roads will undoubtedly be very busy this weekend and Gardaí will be out in force in an attempt to ensure that the roads are kept safe for everyone.
“We hope that everyone has a very enjoyable and safe Bank Holiday weekend and that road safety will be top priority for anyone who is going to travel over the course of the weekend. The last thing that any of us want is for a tragedy to happen on our roads.”
Gardaí are also reminding motorists to check their vehicles before setting off on journeys, as some vehicles may have been parked up for the duration of the lockdown.
Motorists are being asked to heed the following safety advice to protect themselves and others on the roads:
- Comply fully with all Road Traffic laws
- Ensure that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition before taking to the road and that all your documentation is in order
- Adhere to the speed limits
- Wear your seatbelt and ensure that others in the vehicle are wearing their belt also
- Do not hold/use a mobile phone while driving
- Do not drive whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Generally drive in a manner that is safe and respectful towards others and towards yourself.
- If you feel tired while driving, please pull over somewhere safe and have a quick nap or a cup of coffee.