Carrickfergus Road Safety Committee has been praised for the work it does in trying to reduce accidents on the borough’s roads.
Teachers were also lauded by the Mayor, Alderman Billy Ashe, as the committee held its annual road safety and general knowledge quiz for primary pupils.
Mr Ashe said: “I want to thank the teachers from the schools for bringing the young people down to the quiz. That’s something they are doing above and beyond what they are meant to do.
“I would also thank those who participate on the Road Safety Committee. It’s important work they do and it’s done in the background. They do it for no other reason than to promote road safety and prevent further carnage on the roads.”
The winners were Oakfield Primary School who received a Carrickfergus Borough plaque which was presented by the first citizen. The team, along with runners up Victoria Primary School, will attend the Northern Ireland final on Monday April, 7 in Belfast.
The questions were asked by Constable Davy Maguire and afterwards, whilst the entrants enjoyed some refreshments, Inspector Martin Ruddy gave a brief talk on road safety.
The chair of the committee, Patricia Donald, thanked pupils and teachers for attending and committee members and the PSNI for organising the event. She also expressed appreciation of council for providing refreshments and a ‘goody bag’ for everyone.
The Mayor presented a plaque to every participant. These were donated by Davy Hilditch MLA, who is a member of Carrickfergus Road Safety Committee.