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On this month’s traffic segment, Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss driver behaviour on our roads in 2016 and a review of fatalities in 2016, there were 187 fatalities, 25 more than 2015.

Garda Cloughley also reviewed the Christmas and New Year anti drink driving campaign. There was a 35% increase in arrests on suspicion of intoxicated driving and a 70% increase in the number of checkpoints performed.

Garda Cloughley offered a brief overview of the 2017 roads policing plan, with particular reference to the four offences that will be targeted - driving under the influence, speeding, non use of safety belts and mobiles phones.

And finally Garda Cloughley highlighted the need for visibility with specific reference to pedestrians.