Irish bikers told to slow down
Motorcyclists in Ireland have been urged to ‘think about their families’ before any risky riding. The Irish road safety authority and the Garda are starting a campaign to get riders to slow down and are encouraging the use of high-vis clothing, with the threat of stricter policing and enforcement.
Since 2010, 171 riders have been killed and 629 seriously injured on Eire roads. There are claims that riders being reckless and drink driving have been partly to blame. Road Safety Authority chairwoman Liz O’donnell said: “There is a group who are riding motorbikes with no regard for their personal safety or the safety of others. If you are not going to change your reckless behaviour then I would appeal for you to do it for the sake of your family and loved ones.”