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RD 13 /07

No room for complacency on road safety

Commenting on the recent series of serious road accidents at its meeting on Wednesday 5 December 2007, the Chairperson of the Committee for Regional Development, Fred Cobain MLA, said:

“The Committee is shocked and saddened by the recent deaths on our roads and extends its sympathy to the families and friends of all those concerned.

“Although only a small percentage of road crashes occur because of road conditions there is no room for complacency on this issue.

“The Committee is mindful of the role the Department for Regional Development, in conjunction with the Road Safety Division of the Department for the Environment, has in contributing to the reduction in the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on our roads and commends their positive approach to joint working on this issue.”

Notes for Editors :
Membership of the Regional Development Committee is as follows:


Mr Fred Cobain

Deputy Chairperson:

Mr Jim Wells

Committee Members:

Mr William Irwin


Mr Stephen Moutray


Mr George Robinson


Mr Brian Wilson


Mr Cathal Boylan


Mr Willie Clarke


Mr Raymond McCartney


Mr John Dallat


Mr John McCallister

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