A SENIOR PSNI officer is urging drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to take extra care while on the roads over the Bank Holiday weekend.
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.
“We 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.”
Monday is also the last day of the PSNI’s 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, the police are using our Twitter and Facebook sites to encourage the sharing of road safety messages.