Extra police on roads as NI road fatalities increase

By Gary Adair

The PSNI has responded to the alarming rate of fatal road accidents in Northern Ireland by temporarily drafting 14 officers from the Close Protection Unit to assist with road policing.

There have been 40 deaths as a result of road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland since the start of the year, with fatalities particularly high in June and at the start of July. There were 5 road deaths in 4 days, prompting the PSNI to add more officers to road policing duties to help tackle speeding, which Head of Road Policing, Superintendent Gerry Murray, says is the "number one cause of fatal collisions". He also urged Northern Ireland motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to "pay more attention .. and to take personal responsibility for their own safety."

If you have suffered injury or loss as a result of a road traffic accident in Northern Ireland, and want to speak to a claims solicitor about your compensation options, contact Wilson Nesbitt in Belfast by calling 0800 840 9289.

If you need to speak to a solicitor specialising in motoring offences call 0800 840 0546.