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As it’s revealed that 55 people tragically lost their lives on Northern Ireland’s roads in 2018, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is echoing road safety pleas to encourage road users to ‘Share the Road to Zero’.
Gerry Lennon, Group Commander, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service said:
“Tragically 55 people died on our roads in 2018 (Provisional PSNI Road Death Statistics) – one death on our roads is one too many. We attended 776 road traffic collisions and rescued 50 people. Unfortunately in 2018 our Firefighters, along with our colleagues in the Emergency Services, witnessed all too often the carnage on our roads and the lives completely destroyed by irresponsible road user behaviour.
“Throughout 2018 we have worked hard with our road safety partners; Department for Infrastructure, the Police and Ambulance Service to improve road user behaviour to help reduce the number of road traffic collisions and the number of people killed and seriously injured as a result.
“We must do all we can to ease the pain, loss and suffering to individuals, families and communities caused by road traffic collisions. We are all responsible for road safety – we all have a responsibility to ‘Share the Road to Zero’ and we simply must all aspire towards Zero road deaths in the year ahead.”
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