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PSNI makes Easter road safety appeal

By Staff Reporter

Collisions on Northern Ireland's roads last Easter left almost 90 people hurt, the PSNI has revealed.

Police said that from Good Friday to Easter Tuesday in 2016, 88 people were injured on our roads as a result of traffic collisions.

"This year we do not want anyone to be hurt," Assistant Chief Constable Barbara Gray said.

"Please help us keep our roads safe this Easter.

"There is usually an increase in traffic on any bank holiday weekend so we are asking you all to be careful.

"Slow down, be patient and allow extra time for your journey.

"When you are on the road, don't take any chances. Show respect to all road users and drive within the law.

"Remember, don't speed, don't use a mobile phone while driving, wear your seatbelt and never, ever drink and drive."

So far this year, 13 people have died on Northern Ireland's roads, compared to 17 in the same period last year.

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