We've heard it all before – but have we listened?
IT'S a bank holiday weekend. We will be warned in advance of how dangerous a time it can be; how death rates on the road increase.
We will be urged to drive more slowly, to be more careful and to realise there will be far more cars on the move.
But do we really listen anymore?
Or do we think the horrible things that ruin lives only happen to others?
Yes, there will be speeding blitzes by gardai. And checkpoints for drink driving. They continue to play massive roles in reducing the number of accidents and deaths.
But it is often in the early hours or late at night on lonely country roads, when there is no one to remind us, that tragedy strikes. Those are the times, often when we are at our most joyous, that we forget or overlook the fact we are behind the wheel of potential killing machines.
Let's make this an Easter to remember for the right reasons.
There have been too many that only invoke sorrow and heartbreak..