29/04/2005

Motorists advised to take extra care on roads

Motorists are being advised to take extra care on the roads this weekend as the May Day Bank Holiday approaches.

So far this year, 38 people have died as a result of road traffic collisions. DOE Road Safety Spokesman Harry Green said: "Over the long weekend, I am sure many of you plan to enjoy trips, barbeques and sports events with family and friends and some of you will have a few drinks.

“I would remind you that if you decide to drive even after only one drink you will be putting lives at risk.”

Superintendent Ian Hamill, head of the Police Service’s Road Policing Development Branch, reminded people that detecting those who drink and drive and bringing them before the court remains a policing priority.

"We want people to enjoy their breaks and bank holidays. But we also want them to be alive the next day and able to go to their work, school and about their daily lives,” he said.

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