18 December 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

DON’T TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED – STAY SAFE ON THE ROADS – this was the message emphasised strongly to the people of Co Monaghan by Garda Traffic Inspector Seamus Boyle this week when he outlined to The Northern Standard details of the Gardai’s road safety campaign being implemented over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

The campaign – which commenced at midnight on December 1st and will continue until midnight on January 5th 2015 – will see a determined effort by the Gardai to focus on high risk behaviour such as excessive and inappropriate speed, drink and drug driving, non-wearing of seatbelts and use of mobile phones.

Inspector Boyle told our reporter that 186 people had lost their lives on Irish roads so far this year an increase of 7 in the same period last year. Included in this total were 9 fatalities in the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division – Eight in Co Monaghan and one in Co. Cavan. “Tragically, many more people suffered life-changing injuries as a result of being involved in serious traffic accidents” the Inspector pointed out.

“Many of these people had to relearn how to live their lives or be faced with a lifetime of care. Every day can be a…


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