Concerns raised about garda checkpoints in northwest

A new report has raised concern that Garda checkpoints in rural areas are not as prevalent as in urban areas.

The report by the AA shows that there has been a welcome increase in Garda checkpoints generally around the country over the past 6 months.

Over 40% of people surveyed by the AA said they had been stopped at a checkpoint in the last 6 months.

However, that figures fell to just over 30% in rural areas like Donegal and Connacht in general.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Barry Aldworth of the AA says more checks for things like drink-driving need to carried out in rural areas: