Roadusers urged to take care this Bank Holiday weekend

The Donegal Road Safety Working Group is calling on all road users to stay safe on the roads this Bank Holiday weekend.

They are one of a number of organisations to issue a warning including the Gardai and the Road Safety Authority ahead of the busy Bank Holiday weekend.

Figures show that between 2007 and 2015, 35 people were killed and 85 were seriously injured on Irish roads

To date this year, 74 people have been killed on Irish roads, an increase of 15 on the same period last year.

The latest report released by the Road Safety Authority also reveals that between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a contributory factor in 38% of all fatal collisions.

Donegal is one of the counties often associated negatively with road crashes based on statistics.

Brian O’Donnell, Donegal Road Safety Officer is urging people to take care: