Driver Caught Going 228km/h Over Long Weekend
Over 4,700 roadside drug and alcohol tests took place during the St. Brigid's Day bank holiday weekend.
Gardaí launched a major road safety operation from Thursday last week until this Tuesday.
Eleven serious crashes happened from Thursday to Tuesday, resulting in two deaths and 12 people suffering serious or life-threatening injuries.
Road side drug and alcohol tests lead to 161 arrests for driving under the influence.
Over 15% of those arrests happened between 6am and 2pm.
Meanwhile Gardaí caught over 3,000 drivers speeding, including one person travelling at 228 kilometres per hour in a 120 zone in County Louth.
More than 110 drivers were fined for using their mobile phone.
215 unaccompanied learner drivers were handed a fine, and over 100 vehicles were seized.
More generally, about 420 vehicles were seized by Gardaí for having no tax or insurance.
Senior Gardaí say enforcing the rules is a "core element" of safety, but there's also a personal responsibility on individual drivers to keep themselves and others safe.