RSA Christmas and New Year Road Safety Appeal

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Liz O’Donnell with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, Minister Shane Ross,
Moyagh Murdock and Assistant Commissioner Dave Sheehan at the launch of the RSA Christmas and New Year Road Safety Appeal 2018.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have appealed to all road users to act responsibly and safely on the roads throughout the Christmas and New Year period. Drivers have been especially warned of the dangers of driving the morning after a night of drinking when their driving could still be impaired by alcohol.

Liz O Donnell, Chairperson, Road Safety Authority, said:

Drink driving is a behaviour that must no longer be tolerated in our society and for that to happen people need to know all the facts. Drink driving at any time of the day or day of the week is drink driving, which is why you must take extra care the following morning if you have been drinking the night before. If you have been on a drinking session the night before and got to bed very late you could still have alcohol in your system. As we can see from our analysis of Garda forensic investigation files, the morning after is a risk zone for alcohol related fatal crashes as 11% of fatal collisions in which a driver had consumed alcohol, occurred between the hours of 7am and 11am.

Read more at the RSA website: click here.