It was a weekend of tragedy on our roads. One young life cut short – another young man in a critical condition in hospital. Each year, the statistics make for harrowing reading; behind each and every one of those stats is a heartbroken family, a community crushed.
In 2022, a total of 55 people lost their lives on Northern Ireland’s roads – up five on the previous year. Each one, one too many!
More needs to be done to reduce the number of road deaths across the borough and beyond - but what’s the answer? Do we need stricter enforcement of traffic laws, more traffic calming measures in residential areas, and increased investment in road maintenance and infrastructure improvements?