MLA issues safety warning to
road users

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Local DUP MLA Sydney Anderson has called for an increased focus on road safety, this winter.

Mr Anderson said, “Policing ‘Team B’ in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon conducted a month long road safety operation during
September.

“This operation was focused on driving behaviour and that connected to serious road traffic
collisions.

“I have discovered that during the month long period the policing team detected over 100 offences related to speeding, no seatbelts, misuse of mobile phones and drivers having no insurance.”

He went onto say, “We must recognise that these are only the incidents the police discovered, it is likely there are many cases which go
undiscovered.

“I would urge all road users to not take safety for granted. It has been noted the three main causes of fatal collisions over the last five years in Northern Ireland were drink-driving, excessive speed and then driver inattention or drivers having their attention diverted.”