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Drivers take care over Easter hols

Let's make this the safest bank holiday weekend in decades. With more than a million people expected to be on the move as part of the Easter celebrations, it is more important than ever to take care. While many will use public transport, most of us will take to the roads.

The Easter bank holiday is one of the busiest weekends of the year and in the past 11 years, 197 people have been killed and seriously injured on Easter bank holiday weekends.

Already this year, 42 people have died on our roads. Although it is 12 less than the same period last year, it still leaves 42 devastated families -- so there is no room for complacency.

Any mistake on the road can have tragic consequences for everyone involved. Take the garda advice, give yourself enough time to get there, stick within speed limits, don't take chances and don't drink if you are driving.