RSA and Gardai issue appeal following 148 lives lost on Irish roads in 2022

148 people have lost their lives on Irish roads so far this year, 25 more than the same time in 2021.

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority have issued an update on their Christmas road safety campaign, which is focusing on driving under the influence.

In the first week of the campaign, 144 people were arrested for driving under the influence.

216 motorists were caught using a mobile phone while driving, and over 3,700 speeding offences were detected.

Here in Cork, 12 people have died on Cork roads so far this year and in an effort to save Cork lives on the road this Christmas Cork’s RedFM has teamed up with the Gaelic Players Association, the Road Safety Authority and Gardaí.

The road safety campaign, featuring Cork players Patrick Horgan and Hannah Looney, is urging all motorists to prioritise their performance behind the wheel and maintain absolute focus when driving.

Tom Parsons from the GPA says the association with the Road Safety Authority and Cork’s RedFM is very important:

“We have 4,000 male and female Intercounty players who train and prepare to play our Intercounty games and drive the length and the breadth of the country. So it’s really important that our members are safe and have safe driving practices. Parents are also role models. So getting players behind your safety campaigns is very, very important and, and we know that the next generation and young people do to look to opt into entrepreneurs as role models and those messages are really, really important.”


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