Causeway Coast and Glens roads policing operation

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Police took a proactive approach to dangerous and anti-social driving with an operation in the Causeway Coast and Glens area over the recent Bank Holiday weekend.

Speaking about the operation on Sunday, May 3, Chief Inspector Catherine Magee explained: “The operation was instigated following a recent spate of fatal road traffic collisions and as part of our ongoing efforts to keeping people safe on our roads.

“We focused on tackling drink drivers, dangerous driving, defective vehicles as well as anti-social driving. Across the course of the evening we stopped a large number of vehicles and spoke with drivers about a range of roads policing matters. The vast majority of people were enjoying their bank holiday weekend and we were happy to wave them on their way, but we took enforcement action when it was necessary.

“Across Causeway Coast and Glens we breath-tested 28 people and issued seven fixed penalty notices. We also found defects on three vehicles and issued advice and warning to 12 drivers about the condition of their vehicles.”

Chief Inspector Magee added: “ “I would like to thank the public for their patience and support during the operation.

“I would also ask that people take personal responsibility when on our roads. Inattention, speed and driving under the influence are the primary causes of road traffic collisions in Northern Ireland. The number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads can be reduced if people make the right choices.”