February 20, 2020
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‘Slow down, arrive alive’ – Garda warning as speeding motorists clocked on M9

MOTORISTS beware – gardai from the Kilkenny-Carlow division have been out in force in recent days as the level of road fatalities continues to soar.

Several drivers were clocked at speeds of up to 155km/h on the M9 yesterday.

Kilkenny gardai confirmed: “Speed checks on M9 yesterday evening, numerous offences detected. Let’s slow down and everyone have a safe weekend. Arrive alive.”

The tragic deaths of Dublin mother Rachael Coughlan and a man in his 70s in the capital yesterday brings to 41 the number of people who have died on Irish roads so far this year.

Gardaí have expressed concern about the rise in fatal incidents compared with last year.

“Road deaths have increased by nearly 30pc in 2019.This upward trend must be addressed immediately and An Garda Síochána appeals to every road user to redouble their efforts and to use the road as safely as they possibly can,” gardaí said in a statement.

 

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