Drivers are urged to take it easy
GARDAÍ have urged members of the public to slow down on the roads in 2009. ‘Inappropriate speed is the single greatest contributory factor in road deaths and serious injuries,’ said a garda representative.
While fatal collisions have come down slightly, drivers are urged to slow down. ‘As a general rule even a 1 km per hour decrease in average speed reduces the likelihood of a collision causing death or injury.’ The garda said that while this is a very welcome and positive development, ‘there is no room for complacency.’
As well as introducing new enforcement technology in certain areas, gardaí are in the process of deploying automatic number plate recognition systems in each garda division. ‘This will further assist the garda objective in saving lives and bringing about a greater compliance culture.’