Alliance Party Councillor Stewart Dickson said: “These are deeply depressing statistics. Road accidents cause untold carnage and tear so many families apart. Any sensible measure that could reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our roads simply has to be examined.
“Before Christmas I suggested that speed limits in accident hotspots should be reduced, and I would call on such a scheme to be piloted here. We need to look at radical and innovative ways of increasing road safety.”