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Gardai Appeal For Road Safety In Wicklow As Key Offence Fines Set to Double

16 more people have been killed on Irish roads so far this year than in the same period in 2019 - before the pandemic.

It comes as fines for key road traffic offences are set to double.

While Gardai are urging motorists to slow down this bank holiday weekend.

94 people have been killed on the roads so far this year.

That's 28 more than the same period last year.

Minister Naughton says the government will look at potentially updating legislation around penalty points.

Over 60 new speed cameras are also being rolled out across 23 counties all over the country.

Two of those are here in County Wicklow on the R772  between Newtownmountkennedy and Arklow.

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