NEW SCHEME TO PUT THE BRAKES ON SPEEDING MOTORISTS IN MID AND EAST ANTRIM

Speeding motorists are being warned to slow down to save lives near
primary schools and other areas across the borough where speeding is a
problem.

Over the next few months, a number of speed detection and alert signs
(SIDs), funded by Mid and East Antrim's Policing and Community Safety
Partnership, will be deployed across the borough. It's part of a scheme
to tackle speeding, particularly in areas where young people may be
playing or attending school.

Mid and East Antrim have previously worked with communities in Kells and
Connor, Moorfields and Ballycarry where similar devices have been
installed and proved a success. The signs not only highlight the speed
of the passing vehicle, but also record the data.

Chair of Mid and East Antrim PCSP, Cllr Paul Sinclair said: "The aim of
the scheme is to help keep our children and communities safe as well as
protecting other road users and pedestrians by warning drivers to slow
down.

"Mid and East Antrim PCSP are committed to making our communities safer
and it is hoped that this initiative will go some way to addressing the
many road safety concerns raised by our communities across the borough.
55 people died on our roads last year, and this needs to stop.

"Over the past year road safety has been a priority for the partnership
and we have worked closely with many of our local schools to raise
awareness around the dangers of speeding. Mid and East Antrim PCSP will
continue its hard work with our PSNI partners and local communities
throughout 2019 as no death on our roads is acceptable."

PSNI Chief Inspector Stephen Humphries welcomed the initiative:
"Anything that gets drivers to pay more attention to their speed has to
be a good investment. People want to be able to feel safe in the place
where they live and I would encourage anyone travelling across this
borough, particularly close to schools, or play parks, to pay more
attention to their speed and other road users."

This initiative is being rolled out in partnership with the PSNI and
Department for Infrastructure.

To find out more or to see if you can get a device in your area go to
www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/PCSP [4]

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