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RSA Warns Of Escalating Road Deaths Following Eight Over The Weekend

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The Road Safety Authority is looking at ways of ensuring more visible policing on the country's roads.

The Road Safety Authority say they are really concerned by the escalating number of deaths on the country's roads.

Eight people have died following a number of road traffic incidents over the Bank Holiday weekend, bringing the total for the year to 78.

The latest fatality is a  21 year old pedestrian who was hit by a truck overnight.

It happened on the N1 at Carrickarnan, Drumad, Dundalk, Co. Louth at half twelve.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the lorry did not require medical treatment.

The Road Safety Authority is looking at ways of ensuring more visible policing on the country's roads.

Chairperson of the RSA, Liz O' Donnell, says they are examining what can be done to address it;

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