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No road deaths in Newry and Mourne this year

November 20, 2012

Following the announcement from the Road Safety Authority highlighting road death figures, Sinn Féin councillor, Packie McDonald welcomed the news that there have been no road deaths this year in the Newry and Mourne area, compared to the 22 lives that were tragically lost last year in the area.

The RSA announcement came ahead of the World day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, which is held on the third Sunday of November every year.

Councillor McDonald said,

“The World day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place this Sunday the 18th November, where it will honour 33,631 deaths on Irish roads since 1959. Thankfully we have no road deaths this year in the Newry and Mourne area.

“However, I would still like to express my deepest sympathy to all those families that have lost a loved one due to a road traffic incident. Sunday the 18th November is a day to remember those who died or were injured from road crashes and the plight of their loved ones who must cope with the consequence of their deaths or injuries.

“I would like to stress the importance for road users to drive carefully to prevent accidents happening on our roads, and I hope that this time next year I will be able to deliver the same positive message that no one has been killed in this area due to a road traffic incident. “

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