165 people have been killed on Irish roads so far this year.
Increased road deaths are not because of a lack of Gardaí.
They're saying road crashes haven't increased in the areas where roads policing was reduced.
165 people have been killed on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in the whole of last year.
In the midlands, there have been 15 road fatalities in 2023 - Seven in Westmeath, six in Offaly and two in Laois.
Deputy Commissioner and Laois' Anne Marie McMahon says the Dublin region saw the largest reduction in roads policing, and explained why.