Ir­ish bik­ers told to slow down

Motorcycle News (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

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.”

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