Apart from their results, Leaving Cert students are also getting a message from local road safety professionals to drive safely on roads this evening.

This warning comes as August has been the deadliest month on Irish roads in over nine years, with 24 people losing their lives.

Sergeant James Malone of the roads policing unit Castlebar is urging parents to discuss their children’s plans for this evening.

After an extremely challenging year for leaving cert students tonight will be a time for them to celebrate with their fellow students. 

Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer at Mayo County Council told Midwest News that it’s important that students plan a safe way home.



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