Warning to drivers this summer


The police are warning motorists to stop speeding, pay greater attention to the road and to leave the mobile phone alone as they launch a series of summer road safety operations.

Head of Road Policing, Superintendent Gerry Murray explained, “Last weekend we detected two people travelling at over 110mph. To be blunt, the people detected travelling at these speeds are simply idiotic. Thankfully, they can look forward to a day in court, where they are likely to receive a fine and lose their license.

“Receiving a driving ban could have a catastrophic impact on their life, affecting their job or even put them in jeopardy of losing their home, but it is nothing compared to the catastrophic impact of someone losing their life.

“To date this year, 43 people have been killed on our roads, nine more compared to the same time last year. “All we ask is that drivers slow down, do not drive after drinking or taking drugs, wear a seatbelt, drive with greater care and attention and don’t use mobile phones while driving,” Superintendent Murray concluded.