May 28, 2023

Driving home for Christmas: Gardai set up checkpoints across Kilkenny

Kilkenny motorists are being urged to take their time and to drive safely over the next few days by An Garda Síochána.

December 23 and 24 are normally some of the busiest days of the year as people head home for the Christmas period, but this can often result in a spike in accidents and fatalities.

“As we approach 2020 Road Safety is, as always, a high priority for An Garda Síochána in the Eastern Region,” said Michael Finn, Assistant Commissioner of the Eastern Region.

“In the remaining weeks of 2019, I am urging motorists to be increasingly vigilant to avoid fatalities and serious injuries on our roads.

“The current Christmas and New Year Road Safety Campaign will continue until January 5, 2020 and will focus on Mandatory Intoxicant Testing checkpoints around the country to deter people from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or a combination of both.

“For safe driving, motorists and motorcyclists must drive within the speed limits and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.  It is also important to have your vehicle roadworthy for winter driving – check lights, tyres, and brakes etc.”


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