With over 1,700 students in Mayo receiving their Leaving Cert results today, the Road Safety Authority based in Ballina is reminding students to celebrate safely and responsibly.

Chief Executive Moyagh Murdock says this is the start of an exciting  new chapter in the lives of students, who shouldn't jeoparise that by taking unnecessary risks.

Students celebrating their results tonight are urged to plan ahead and get home safely.

Teenagers getting a lift from a friend are urged to speak up if they suspect the driver has taken drugs or alcohol, while parents have a role to play in talking to their teenagers about their plans for getting home, and being on standby in case their arrangements fall through.

So far this year, 93 people have died on Ireland's roads, including seven people aged between 16 and 20.




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