Safety urged on roads and water this weekend

Date Published: 03-May-2013

Gardaí are urging motorists and road users to be extra cautious this bank holiday weekend.

Five people lost their lives on roads in the city and county up to the end of April, compared to 8 in the first four months of last year.

Gardaí are issuing advice to motorists this bank holiday weekend to slow down and be mindful of other road users.

They’re also advising pedestrians to take precautions and wear high visibility vests.

Meanwhile,

Irish Water safety is issuing an appeal for people to take extra care near Galway coasts or waterways this May bank holiday.

There are almost 140 drownings in Ireland every year, and because of the time of year and warmer temperatures, there is always extra activity near our shores.