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Police remind drivers to take care on the roads going into Spring


Police are reminding everyone to take care on the roads as we head into Spring.


Inspector Davy Burns said: “While people should still only be making essential journeys we want anyone who has to be on the road to be safe. The arrival of better weather traditionally means we see an increase in motorcycles on our roads.


“Unlike the occupants of motor vehicles, motorcyclists have very little protection when they crash. This makes motorcyclists especially vulnerable to death or serious injury if they come off their bike or are struck by another vehicle. Junction points are a key area so please remember to take another look before emerging onto a road.


“Motorcyclists also need to be cognisant of their speed, the weather conditions and other road users. If you are taking the bike out for the first time in a while please ensure your motorcycle and safety equipment are in good working order.


“If we share the road, we have to share the responsibility. Slow down, pay greater attention to your surroundings and never drive or get on the bike after drinking or taking drugs.”

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