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Kildare Fire Officers Often Know Victims Of Crashes They Attend.

Kildare Fire Officers usually know the people involved in crashes they attend.

That's according to Kildare's Chief Fire Officer, Celina Barrett who says attending the scene of a collision can be extremely difficult for her officers.

Her comments come as the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána's  joint August Bank Holiday Road Safety Campaign gets underway.

As part of the campaign, motorists are being reminded to take care on the roads and to stop and take a break if they feel tired while driving.

People Still Not Aware Of Horrific Consequences Of Drink Driving, Says Kildare Officer.

New figures show 243 drivers were detained by gardai in the Kildare Division in the year to the end of March who were thought to be over the legal alcohol limits.

67 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in the county during the first three months of this year alone.

Kildare's Road Safety Officer, Declan Keogh says people are fully aware of the horrific consequences of drink driving.

Kildare Fire Officers Usually Know People Involved In Collisions They Attend.

Kildare's Chief Fire Officer says "typically" her officers do know the people involved in the collisions they attend.

There are hundreds of collisions on Kildare's roads every year.

In serious incidents, fire service personnel from the county's 6 stations are alerted.

Kildare's CFO, Celina Barrett, says attending the scene of a collision can be difficult for her officers.


Kildare Students Reminded To Get Grant Applications In Today.

Students in Kildare have until just midnight tonight to get their applications in for third level eductaion grants.

There are around 6,000 third level students in Kildare.

Recent figures show  there has been a 10% increase in the number of grants awarded to third level students in the county.

Students with outstanding applications can lodge them online today.




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