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#RoadSafetyAlert – August bank holiday weekend, Ireland 2022.

Annmarie McPhillips, Head of SHEQ Power advises, “The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Siochana are appealing to motorists to take extra caution on the roads as we approach this August Bank Holiday weekend in Ireland when there will be increased amounts of traffic on the roads."

"In a year that has seen a marked increase in the numbers of people who have lost their lives on our roads, KTL SHEQ teams are encouraging everyone to do their part to stay safe.”

“It is estimated that driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as one in five driver deaths in Ireland and tiredness-related collisions are three times more likely to be fatal or result in a serious injury because of the high impact speed and lack of avoiding action."

“We urge all those travelling this weekend to plan their journeys and don’t try to fight sleep at the wheel."

"Driver fatigue is impossible to fight, and the risks can be catastrophic. Recognise the signs that you are becoming tired and follow the RSA advice “Stop Sip Sleep”. Stop and park in a safe place if feeling tired, to get a cup of coffee and then take a 15-minute nap.”

Watch this short video credit of the RSA.

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