Police launch their latest road safety campaign

Police have launched the latest in a series of summer road safety operations.

Monday, 28th July 2014, 7:26 pm

And as part of the latest move the public are being warned to stop speeding, pay greater attention to the road and their surroundings and to leave their mobile phone alone, whether driving, cycling or even crossing the road.

Head of Road Policing, Superintendent Gerry Murray explained: “Inattention and speed, or more accurately, excessive speed for the conditions and drink or drug driving, are consistently the principal causes of the most serious road traffic collisions.

“Over the coming months, we will have additional police resources on the roads across Northern Ireland.

“In addition, we met with our An Garda Síochána Traffic Corps colleagues earlier this week, to ensure that we will have a coordinated operational approach

“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.”