SIX ROAD FATALITIES IN CO MONAGHAN SO FAR THIS YEAR, JPC TOLD

23 September 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Six fatalities had occurred on the roads in Co Monaghan so far in 2011, Garda Sergeant Anthony Campbell told Monday’s meeting of the Co Monaghan Joint Policing Committee.
In a detailed presentation on road safety, Sergeant Campbell informed the meeting that there had been two fatalities in the Castleblayney area, and one each in the locations of Emyvale, Clones, Clontibret and Carrickmacross. Three of the fatalities had occurred over a single weekend, which was unusual in any county.
The Sergeant informed the meeting that only one of the fatalities this year had been on the N2. The other five occurred on regional or minor roads.
He said that figures from the Garda National Traffic Bureau showed that 130 people had been killed on the roads nationally this year, which compared to a figure of 147 to the end of September in 2010.
Sergeant Campbell pointed out that up to the previous weekend there had been 377 detections in Cavan/Monaghan for drink-driving offences this year.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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