According to latest statistics, it is believed a third of all motorcyclists killed between them years 2008 and 2012 were under the influence of alcohol.
The new report published by the Road Safety Authority found that 983 fatal collisions occurred on Irish roads, between 2008 – 2012 resulting in the loss of 1,077 lives.
The study also found that speed was a factor in almost half of the motorbike crashes recorded
The RSA say one-third of the crashes, the motorcyclist had consumed alcohol and almost half of these were four-times or more above the legal limit.
The new report has led to the RSA to call on motorcyclist’s to be more careful whilst driving and never ever drink and drive.