Gardaí have been taking extra care and effort when monitoring road traffic across the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
New figures on the numbers involved in speeding and driving under the influence, along with collisions and road traffic deaths have been released daily.
One hundred and thirty-four people have been arrested for drink driving since 7 am on Friday, according to the latest figures released.
Of that, fifty-one people were arrested between 7 am on Sunday and 7'clock this morning.
That is an average of one arrest every twenty-eight minutes in that 24-hour period.
In the past 24 hours on Irish roads there have been:
🔴103 total number of fatalities this year
🔴51 people detected driving under the influence of an intoxicant.#SaferRoads pic.twitter.com/m7paQo3Kwj
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) August 7, 2023
This is all part of the Gardaí's Roads Enforcement Campaign, which has been in place since Thursday and has been continuing throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend until this Wednesday.
Nearly a thousand cars have also been detected of driving over the speed limit since Friday. The highest day for speeding was yesterday, with three hundred and eighty-one detections.
Some notable detections include a 203-kilometer-per-hour speed in a 120-kilometer zone and a 147-kilometer-per-hour speed in an 80-kilometer zone.
So far this year, there have been 103 fatalities on Irish roads.