Published Friday, 25 July 2014
This year there have been 43 deaths on roads across the region. That compares to 56 deaths in total in 2013.
The police are stepping up efforts to improve safety and prevent further tragedy on the roads.
They have warned drivers to obey the rules of the road, or they will be caught and punished.
Head of road policing, Superintendent Gerry Murray told UTV: "If you are driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding or using a mobile phone, my officers will observe you, they will catch you and they will prosecute you."
The senior police officer outlined how two motorists were caught in the past week in the Co Down area doing speeds of over 120mph.
One of those vehicles had three young children in it, he said.
"That is simply idiotic and thankfully those people can look forward to a day in court," Supintendent Murray added.
"Roads are a shared space for motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians and motorists and they all need to be aware of each other and take action that will not cause an accident.
"There are a small hardcore element of people who do not abide by the rules of the road.
"We have had 43 fatailities on the roads already this year, that's 43 tragedies that have met the doors of loved ones.
"That is a number we cannot tolerate."
© UTV News