Extra officers are now on duty during the festival to help maintain traffic flow during the expected influx of shoppers and revellers into Dublin city centre, reports Independent.
Operation Open City began last Friday and will run until Christmas Eve in December, involving police officers, the National Transport Authority, local authorities and carriers.
“The aim of Operation Open City is to facilitate the movement of public transport and minimise traffic disruption to the general public, through high visibility and enforcement activity in Dublin city. An Garda Síochána will conduct a high-visibility enforcement operation with gardaí patrolling major arterial routes and link roads during peak periods of traffic movement. There will also be particular focus on traffic management around car parks at major shopping areas to avoid traffic congestion,” according to the Garda Press Office, reports Independent.
This will be conducted in parallel with enforcement activities targeting offences related to driving under the influence of alcohol
“Both operations are focused on preventing fatal and serious injury collisions on our roads, as well as the prevention and detection of crime and public order incidents,” reports Independent.
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