Gardaí say that motorists continue to speed on our roads despite repeated warnings to slow down.
They have renewed their appeal for people to take care following the worst weekend on the roads so far in 2020.
Seven people died in road collisions since Friday night, making it the worst weekend of the year for road deaths.
The incidents in Co Louth, Co Monaghan, Co Cavan and Galway brought to 29 the total number of deaths on our roads which is roughly in line with last year’s figures.
Superintendent Eddie Golden from the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau says they repeatedly find people speeding.
He said: "Only this weekend we had a speed of 192km/h in a 120km/h in Tipperary and 145km/h in 120km/h in Wicklow.
"That says to me there a number of people who are not heeding the advice, they are driving far in excess of the conditions and they are affecting the safety of everybody.
"My appeal today is for everybody to do the right thing and to have a positive contribution to road safety."
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However, Superintendent Golden doesn't believe more gardaí are needed on the roads at weekends.
He added: "The roads policing members are continually out there every weekend, as well as during the week, with enforcement and we had a month of action for February where we had increased activity on our roads.
"I think this is coming back to personal responsibility to people to do the right thing at the right time and to drive through the conditions and make sure their vehicles are in good roadworthy condition."
Reporting by Karen Tomkins and Laura Donnelly