Gardaí are calling on the public to slow down as they approach Covid-19 checkpoints.
With more garda checkpoints on the roads during Level Five, gardaí are asking motorists to think about road safety and be mindful of the authorities and of other road users.
A statement said: “An Garda Síochána would like to thank all of those who have listened to the safety messages and have eliminated unnecessary travel. For those who must make essential journeys, we are asking them to be mindful that there is a good possibility they will have to go through a checkpoint during the course of their journey.
“These checkpoints are in operation on main routes and motorways. In order to ensure the effective performance of these checkpoints we are asking everyone to think safety as they approach a checkpoint.
- Reducing your speed on approach to the checkpoint.
- Ensuring that you move into the correct lane for your vehicle as early as possible.
- Obeying all road signs on the lead up to the checkpoint.
- Preparing to come to a complete stop safely when signalled to do so.
“In particular, Gardaí are urging drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to reduce speed when approaching checkpoints and prepare to stop. Following these simple guidelines will ensure Garda checkpoints can be conducted safely and will reduce delays.”