Selfish motorists putting lives in danger

A man crossing the pedestrian crossing outside the Clinton Centre

WHILE the PSNI has warned that it will be cracking down on speeding motorists, one Herald reader has challenged the police to do more to deal with the issue of drivers blatantly breaking red lights at pedestrian crossings.
There have also been a number of reports to the Herald of near misses where motorists flagrantly ignored red lights at pedestrian crossings.
Using Facebook one reader who uses the crossing at the Erneside footbridge on a daily basis said she was lucky not to have been knocked down and that breaking red lights at crossings appears to becoming commonplace.
“There seem to be plenty of police patrolling the town in cars but it might be worth their time keeping an eye on motorists constantly driving through red lights at pedestrian crossings.
“The only surprise is that nobody has been killed or seriously injured but I have seen a number of near misses and it seems to happen every day of the week.
“There seem to be plenty of police cars about but no officers on the beat. Why are the Police not doing something about this?” she asked
Meanwhile, the PSNI have announced that they will be closely monitoring the speed of drivers in the Enniskillen area. They say the move follows concerns raised in relation to the speed of some motorists who they say are not paying attention to the speed limits within the town.
A police spokesman said: “Speed limits are there for a reason and to keep people safe. With the night starting to get darker and the bad weather starting to creep in we want people to slow down. Better to get home safe and late, than not at all.”

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