Covid-19: Increase in roads deaths as motorists 'speed up on more open roads'

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme, Superintendent Eddie Golden said there has been an increase in speeding from motorists.

“Unfortunately we have seen an increase, even during the lockdown period. And again, it’s a combination of factors really but speed has been one of those during the last number of months,” he said.

We found that there has been an increase across all the different speed zones and people obviously are taking the chance with the more open roads, and not having probably traffic in front of them, to speed up. And that’s a major problem for us.