Three people lost their lives in road collisions in Mayo in the first half of this year, with 3 fatalities also in Galway, and one in both Roscommon and Sligo.
That's according to a new report, which looks at the number of fatal and serious collisions between the start of January and the 15th July this year.
65 people died on Ireland's roads during that period - that's 9 fewer than the previous year - with 406 people seriously injured in road collisions.
82% of the deaths occurred on rural roads, while the hours between 12 noon and 4pm were the riskiest - accounting for three out of ten fatalities.
There was a drop in the number of road fatalities that occurred at night, compared to the same period last year, and a drop in weekend fatalities.
More drivers and motorcyclists have been killed on roads in the first half of this year, with a reduction in the number of passengers, pedestrians and cyclists fatally injured.
The Road Safety Authority says that, while deaths fell in most European countries due to reduced traffic during the Covid-19 pandemic, that has not happened in Ireland.
The RSA survey shows dangerous behaviour on roads is increasing, with more drivers admitting to speeding, while it also shows an increase in motorists texting while driving, and driving while fatigued, nodding off behind the wheel.
Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughten, says the riskiest time on our roads is now the middle of the day and evening, and with roads busier than ever as people holiday across the island, she's urging drivers to take care and be mindful of other road users on every trip.
Gardai are urging people heading off on staycation to leave plenty of time to get to their destination, take breaks, and ensure caravans and other loads are properly secured before you start your journey.
Motorists visiting beaches and tourists spots are urged to park legally, to ensure that emergency vehicles can access such areas if required.