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Traffic wardens out of Rathfriland

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

RATHFRILAND will not be routinely visited by traffic wardens.

In a review of parking enforcement deployment, traffic wardens are being removed from towns where there were less than 10 penalties issued each month.

Other local towns removed from the schedule are Dromore, Gilford and Tandragee.

Commenting on the review, Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said: "My priority as Minister is to ensure the free flow of traffic in towns and cities across the north. In order to maximise effectiveness and efficiency, traffic attendants are deployed to those places where they will have the most impact upon road safety and traffic progression.

“Any town that was routinely enforced and generated less than 10 PCNs on average per month, will be removed from the schedule for routine traffic attendant deployment.

“The review has been completed in Transport NI's Southern Division and a number of towns have been removed from scheduled enforcement. The same criteria will now be applied in the Northern, Western and Eastern Divisions. 

“The department will continue to visit all towns, including those removed from regular deployment, when need arises or when requested and resources are available."

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) are issued when vehicles are found to be parked in contravention of waiting restrictions. A penalty charge is 90, reduced to 45 if paid within 14 days.

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