With increased traffic levels expected over this final Mayday holiday weekend police are urging drivers, motorcyclists, cyclist and pedestrians to take extra care on the roads.
Head of Road Policing, Superintendent Gerry Murray said: “Considering that speeding and drink driving remain the biggest causes of collisions which kill and seriously injure people on roads across Northern Ireland, our message to drivers and riders is very simple. 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.
“Over the weekend we will have additional police resources on the roads across Northern Ireland and will be liaising closely with our An Garda Síochána Traffic Corps colleagues in the border counties, specifically looking for road users taking unnecessary and potentially life-changing risks.
“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.”
Don’t forget this Monday is also the last day of our Road Safety Social Media Takeover. Recognising that many people use social media platforms as a source of information, especially when they are on the go, we are using our Twitter and Facebook sites to encourage the sharing of road safety messages.
If you are already a follower of the PSNI Facebook or Twitter accounts then all you need to do is like, share and retweet! For those of you who haven’t signed up, do it now! We want to reach as many people as possible and by showing your support for this campaign you are visibly demonstrating your personal commitment to making our roads safer for everyone.
The Road Safety message will appear on the main PSNI Facebook and Twitter accounts on May 26.