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Motorists advised to keep an eye out for people walking in the fine weather

Motorists are being advised to drive with extra caution and care for pedestrians this bank holiday weekend, with the fine weather expected to bring more out walking and cycling.

Walking or taking other exercise is one of the few reasons people are supposed to leave their homes right now under the public health restrictions.

This has meant far people out on roads around the county, either on their own or sometimes with the entire family.

“Due to the recent fine weather, more adults and children are out walking and cycling,” a spokesperson for the county council said.

“Motorists are advised to SLOW DOWN and to watch out for these vulnerable road users.”

More sun is expected for the remainder of the Sunday, with temperatures averaging 16 – 17 degrees and some light cloud cover.

Tomorrwo, Bank Holiday Monday, is expected to be even better, with clear sunny skies throughout the day and temperatures reaching up to 18 degrees.

From next Tuesday the 2km travel limit which has been in place for the past month will be raised to 5km in the first small easing of lockdown restrictions.

The Road Safety Authority and Gardaí have expressed concern that the number of pedestrian deaths so far this year has doubled compared with 2019.

16 pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads up to April 29, 2020 compared with eight in the same period last year.

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Briain Kelly
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