Gardaí urging people to be careful of vulnerable road users this weekend

Gardai in the Shannonside region are asking people to be especially careful this weekend with regard to motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Figures released in recent days by the Road Safety Authority show that the number of deaths of motorcyclists is significantly up on the same period last year.

Inspector Padraig Jones from the Roscommon Longford Roads Policing Unit, says they are appealing to people to be especially aware of the more vulnerable road users.