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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Speeding motorists 'an accident waiting to happen' in Moneymore

Published 09/08/2014 | 00:00

Moneymore residents want something done to curb speeding in their estate

SAFETY measures need to be taken on a deathtrap stretch of road in the Moneymore estate.

Local councillor Tommy Byrne feels it will be just a matter of time before a tragedy strikes the area due to speeding motorists.

A chilling warning came last week when a pet dog was knocked down. gardaí have also attended after complaints.

Cllr. Byrne has written to Brian Braniff from the Engineering Section of the council, expressing his concerns.

'There is a most urgent need for speed ramps and proper signage including a speedometer on Moneymore's main thoroughfare. There is a lethal straight stretch of approximately 750 yards with absolutely no road safety measures in place. The existing ramp is just before the bend and after that its like Brands Hatch', he said.

'There is an accident waiting to happen here and I am extremely fearful of a child being seriously injured due to the lack of low cost road safety measures.

'There was also a pet dog killed last week by a car. This is a wake-up call for Louth County Council. The residents of Moneymore are frightened out of their lives for the safety of their children, with the reckless speeding of cars.'

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