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Open road safety event to be held in Armagh in bid to help educate young drivers

The Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough had the highest number of road deaths of all 11 council areas in Northern Ireland last year.

And, in a bid to reverse that shocking trend, a road safety initiative is being planned in Armagh which aims to warn young drivers about the dangers which exist on our roads.

The community event will take place next Friday, November 25, at 12.30pm at the Armagh City Hotel car park.

Newry and Armagh Assembly Sinn Fein MLA Cathal Boylan is encouraging new drivers and those approaching driving age and their parents to come along.

He said: “The purpose of this road safety initiative is to inform up and coming young drivers of the consequences of careless and dangerous driving.

“It also focuses on making potential passengers of motor vehicles recognise their responsibility for wearing seatbelts and take responsibility if the driver is travelling too fast.

“The ABC council area had the highest number of road fatalities across the council district areas in 2015 and I would encourage anyone interested in road safety awareness to attend.”

The format of the event will include presentations from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and also from the PSNI, followed by a practical road traffic collision demonstration and question and answer session with firefighters.

Mr Boylan added: “The Fire and Rescue Service works to protect every community not only by responding to incidents, but also by preventing them from happening in the first place.”

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