WITH increased traffic levels expected over the coming Easter holiday weekend, Police are urging drivers, motorcyclists and pedestrians alike to take extra care on the roads.
“With many people enjoying some time off over Easter, 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; “said Area Commander Chief Inspector Deirdre Bones.
“If you speed, take drink or drugs and drive, fail to wear your seatbelt, drive carelessly or dangerously, you run the real risk of killing or seriously injuring yourself, your passengers or some other innocent road user.
“As many school children will be enjoying the holidays, road users should keep an eye out for increased numbers of children using or crossing roads, particularly close to schools, parks and leisure amenities, road junctions and bus stops.
“All road users have a role to play in preventing deaths and injuries on our roads. All we ask is that drivers slow down, do not drive after drinking or taking drugs, wear a seatbelt and drive with greater care and attention,” added CI Bones.