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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Roads policing

Last year
# Road Safety
Almost 3,000 drivers detected speeding over Bank Holiday weekend, new figures show
173 arrests being made for alleged instances of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over the course of the weekend.
All time
# Road Safety
Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing
The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.
# Roads policing
Someone lying about their insurance or licence at a garda checkpoint? There's an app for that
The app has been in a trial period for a number of months
# Driving under the influence
15 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Christmas night
The arrests were made between midnight and 9am this morning.
# Numbers Game
Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published
Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
# Roads policing
Driver at scene of M50 collision had fake driving licence and tested positive for drugs
The man was arrested and had his car impounded by gardaí.
# Roads policing
Senior traffic garda singles out gardaí he believes aren't issuing enough fines
Management has been accused of “going down a dangerous road” if it is judging performance purely based on these statistics.
# on the roads
There are going to be 87 more gardaí on Ireland's roads
The appointments come as part of the force’s Modernisation and Renewal Programme 2016-2021.