Safety warning to motorists over Easter holidays

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With increased traffic levels expected during the Easter holidays, police are urging drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians to take extra care on the roads

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said, “With many people enjoying some time off over the Easter holidays, we are appealing to all road users to exercise caution, as our statistics illustrate that, like any other holiday period, there is an increased risk of collisions.

“To date this year, unfortunately 14 people have been killed on our roads. Sadly this is four more when compared to the same time last year. These statistics offer no comfort to the families, friends and communities across Northern Ireland who are mourning the loss of a loved one. Considering that many, if not the majority of these deaths caused by collisions could have been avoided; it’s an appalling waste of life.

He added: “All we ask is that drivers slow down, do not drive after drinking or taking drugs, wear a seatbelt, drive with greater care and attention and don’t use mobile phones while driving.”