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127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week

The RSA has said that there were 4,095 penalty points issued in the last seven days.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THE LAST SEVEN days have seen 4,095 penalty points being issued to people around Ireland.

That’s according to the Road Safety Authority, which has been tweeting facts and figures relating to road safety today.

It said that there were 127 people arrested on suspicion of drink driving in the last week.

There were also sadly three fatalities in the last week, said the RSA.

It is encouraging people to retweet these figures and to ask how they can improve road safety, and also reflect on how safely they share the roads.

It emerged in September that 78 children who were killed on Irish roads were not wearing a seatbelt. There were 262 children killed on roads since 1997, with 112 being pedestrians and 110 car passengers.

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