Gardai Concerned By The Amount...


Gardai Concerned By The Amount Of Road Deaths

Fiona Cooney
Fiona Cooney

06:21 6 Jun 2022

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Gardai have described the number of fatalities on the roads this year as 'worrying.'

Seven people have died in crashes since Thursday, the most recent of those in Limerick in the early hours of this morning.

Assistant Commissioner at the Roads Policing Division, Paula Hillman, says everyone needs to exercise more caution:

"This is a worrying trend for us. We're very much thinking of the families that lost loved ones over the weekend. But this year, our road deaths have increased unfortunately with 77 people killed on our roads. Every day when we're on the roads, drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians-we all need to look out for each other".

Two people died in a crash on the M50 in Dublin on Friday, an incident Gardai begged the public NOT to share images of.

As well as the moral implications, taking a picture of a road traffic accident while driving leaves people open to prosecution.

Southern Correspondent with the Irish Independent Ralph Riegel says it's beyond belief that people need to be told not to share images of collisions:

" If you do that while you're driving a car, you're actually breaking the road traffic act. But second of all, from the simple point of view of good taste and consideration towards your fellow human beings-it really does stretch the imagination that people would think that this is any way acceptable".

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