It’s claimed drivers are travelling faster on Kerry roads since government restrictions came into effect.
The Kerry Cycling Campaign says the dramatic reduction in traffic volume has had an unintended consequence; drivers are now travelling at higher speeds due to less congestion.
Anluan Dunne of the Kerry Cycling Campaign says, due to the coronavirus restrictions, a lot of people are either walking or cycling within two kilometres of their homes.
He says road deaths have increased by 24% so far this year, according to the Road Safety Authority.
Mr Dunne adds speed is only one factor which has made using the roads less safe in recent weeks.