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Police to get tough on speeders

A police speed camera in action

POLICE in Fermanagh are cracking down on speeding drivers, particularly in areas where locals are worried about speed and safety.
There was a strong police presence on the roads in Enniskillen on Sunday, while on Monday the local force posted on social media to say they were on patrol on our country roads.
“Fermanagh NPT [neighbourhood policing team] will be out and about today in rural Fermanagh,” they posted to Facebook on Monday. “Our aim is to get drivers to slow down when travelling through the small towns and villages.”
Just a few hours later PSNI Fermanagh posted that they’d detected four speeding drivers between Derrygonnelly and Monea. The officers had been responding to concerns from local residents, and said they understood their frustration after carrying out the speed checks.
Insp Rory Hoy said, as part of continuing efforts to improve road safety, police will be continuing to carry out routine checks, as well as targeting areas where residents have raised concerns.
“Our aim is to save lives, reduce injuries, and reduce the numbers of those killed on our roads,” he said. “Collision causation factors include speeding, inattention, mobile phone use while driving and driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.
“Keeping people safe on the roads is routine business for police however it is also important to educate motorists of the future. Officers in Fermanagh, supported by Fermanagh & Omagh PCSP and partner agencies, will demonstrate dangers through use of the PCSP car crash simulator in Quay Lane car park on the evening of Friday 24th August. We hope visitors will be impacted by the event and will take road safety as seriously as we do.”


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