Gardaí in Donegal recorded 37 arrests for drink/drug driving over the Christmas holidays.
There were 32 arrests for driving under the influence and five for drug driving reported in Donegal in the last month.
Sixteen people lost their lives on Irish roads in December 2022.
As gardaí conclude their Christmas and New Year Road Safety Campaign, they are appealing to all road users to consider their actions and behaviours on the roads.
Since 1st December, gardaí conducted 7405 checkpoints nationwide, finding a total of 745 people driving under the influence. 256 seatbelt offences were detected. 932 drivers were detected using their mobile phones. 14,704 speeding offences were detected and 4,829 road traffic collisions were reported to An Garda Síochána.
Assistant Commissioner Paula Hilman said: “We are committed to reversing the trend in deaths and serious injuries on our roads. In 2023 we will continue to work with all agencies to ensure we play our part in making our roads safer and delivering the Governmental Road Safety Strategy.
“I would appeal to all road users to consider their actions and behaviours on the roads. We all share the road space and therefore there it is a shared responsibility for making our roads safer’ I would ask all road users to work with us to reduce serious injury and fatal road traffic collisions by adhering to the rules of the road and adapting their behaviour to suit road and environmental conditions’.”