The importance of being visible

Cross and Passion College Ballycastle with Constable David McCaughan, Constable Syd Henry Road's Policing, and Sgt Lorraine Connor Ballycastle. INBM06-14 POLICE 4F
Cross and Passion College Ballycastle with Constable David McCaughan, Constable Syd Henry Road's Policing, and Sgt Lorraine Connor Ballycastle. INBM06-14 POLICE 4F

Moyle police visited Dunluce School Bushmills, Ballycastle High and Cross and Passion last week, alongside a colleague from Roads Policing.

The focus of the visits was on road safety and the importance of young people being visible when out and about during dark winter mornings and evenings.

Dunluce with Constable David McCaughan, Constable Syd Henry Road's Policing, and Sgt Lorraine Connor Ballycastle. INBM06-14 POLICEF

Dunluce with Constable David McCaughan, Constable Syd Henry Road's Policing, and Sgt Lorraine Connor Ballycastle. INBM06-14 POLICEF

Awareness of road safety issues is heightened amongst pupils and teachers with eight deaths, three of which were pedestrians, so far this year on Northern Ireland’s roads prompting police to describe the situation as a road safety emergency.

Roads policing officer, Constable Syd Henry gave the pupils a short talk on the dangers of not being visible when out walking or cycling on the roads.

Moyle Neighbourhood Sergeant Lorraine Connor was on hand to help answered more general questions, including how young people can contact police if they ever needed to.

Pupils were also each given a fluorescent rucksack cover for their schoolbag, with around 250 distributed.

Cross and Passion College Ballycastle with Constable David McCaughan, Constable Syd Henry Road's Policing, and Sgt Lorraine Connor Ballycastle. INBM06-14 POLICE 3F

Cross and Passion College Ballycastle with Constable David McCaughan, Constable Syd Henry Road's Policing, and Sgt Lorraine Connor Ballycastle. INBM06-14 POLICE 3F

Ballycastle High School with Constable David McCaughan, Constable Syd Henry Road's Policing, and Sgt Lorraine Connor Ballycastle. INBM06-14 POLICE 2F

Ballycastle High School with Constable David McCaughan, Constable Syd Henry Road's Policing, and Sgt Lorraine Connor Ballycastle. INBM06-14 POLICE 2F