18/04/2018

PSNI To Take Part In 24-Hour Speed Campaign

Police in Northern Ireland are taking part in a 24-hour crackdown on speeding.

The PSNI are participating in The European Traffic Police Network which will pay attention to drivers who fail to stay within the speed limits.

Chief Inspector Diane Pennington said: "Speed, or more accurately, excessive speed for the conditions is consistently one of the principal causes of the most serious road traffic collisions in which people are killed or seriously injured on roads across Northern Ireland.
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"Road Policing officers, working alongside Local and Neighbourhood Teams, District Support Teams, Tactical Support Group and the Northern Ireland Safety Camera Partnership will be paying particular attention to drivers who fail to stay within the speed limits over the next 24hours.

"Already this year, nine people have been killed on our roads. While the number of people killed has fallen when compared to the same time last year, the sad reality is that behind each fatality, there are families, friends and communities across Northern Ireland who are mourning the loss of a loved one."

(CD/LM)

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