Donegal Gardaí have issued a strong road safety appeal ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.
The new holiday was introduced by the government in recognition of the public’s response and solidarity with each other during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Bank Holidays are a time to relax and enjoy with families, relatives and friends; they are also a period during which traffic volumes increase on roads across the country,” a garda spokesperson said.
“For whatever reason you may be using the roads this weekend, whatever your mode of transport may be, An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) appeal to all road users to continue to demonstrate that public solidarity and ‘Stay Safe’ this St. Brigid’s Bank Holiday Weekend.”
An Garda Síochána and the RSA continue to remind vehicle drivers and motorcyclists of the four key lifesaver offences and to drive responsibly:
- Driving under the influence
- Non wearing of Seat Belts
- Mobile Phone use