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Police in road safety appeal over holidays

Police have urged drivers, motorcyclists and pedestrians to take extra care on the roads with increased traffic levels expected over the Easter holidays.

Eight people have been killed on Northern Ireland’s roads so far this year with many more injured.

The PSNI said it will have additional resources on the roads over the coming week in a bid to catch motorists flouting the law.

Head of the PSNI’s Road and Armed Support Unit, Superintendent Muir Clark, said there is an increased risk of collisions over every holiday period.

“With many people enjoying some time off over the coming week, 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,” he said.

“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.”

Belfast Telegraph