PCSP and PSNI introduce new Road Safety Initiative
1st May 2018
Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) have recently taken delivery of a portable Speed Indicator Device for use across the district to help address the issue of excess speed in the Fermanagh and Omagh district.
By using the portable speed detector in Road Safety Campaigns, it is hoped that the device will help educate the public about speeding in areas where there is concern for Road Safety by changing driver behaviours and consequently reducing driver speeds.
The Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Partnership Councillor John Coyle said:
“During 2017 six people lost their lives on the roads in the Fermanagh and Omagh District. Road Safety remains a number one priority for the PCSP and we will continue to promote a number of initiatives to ensure that there are no further deaths on our roads.
Excess speed continues to be a major contributory factor in Road Traffic Collisions locally. The Speed Indicator device will help the PCSP and the PSNI to address specific local problems by targeting specific sites. In addition the device will allow us to monitor driver behaviour and help inform decisions regarding other measures which may be required to reinforce road safety in the locality”
Constable Trevor Kirke, Road Safety Education Officer, said, “These Speed Indicator Devices will play an invaluable role in making the Fermanagh and Omagh District a safer place for all road users. Their presence will serve as an effective reminder to all motorists about their speed. The introduction of these Speed Indicator Devices will play a vital role in changing driving habits for the better.”
The device captures and monitors vehicle speeds at the location where the sign is deployed. The sign indicates the speed of the oncoming vehicle and issues a warning to drivers to slow down if the speed indicated exceeds the speed set on the device.
For further information on Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP, please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephoning 0300 303 1777 (all calls charged at local rate).