SCHOOL children at a north Kerry primary will be seriously injured or worse if a dangerous junction near their school is not fitted with trafficcalming measures immediately.
Pupils, staff and parents at Lisselton National School are calling on Kerry Councy Council to provide new safety measures at the crossroads where the Listowel, Ballybunion , Ballyduff and Ballylongford roads meet. The crossroads has been the scene of numerous accidents over the years and represents a constant hazard to schoolchildren and drivers, one member of staff at the school said.
Now, the entire community is the cost of making the crossroad safer will be far cheaper than the harrowing price of serious injury or death that could be paid if it remains as it currently is. This was the very point she made in a letter to local county councillors, who are set to bring the matter to the attention of the authority at its next meeting.
"It would be a much cheaper price than the cost of a life to do a job on the crossroads," Ms Crickard said.
"It is very dangerous as it is blind coming from the Ballyduff side. It is very difficult from the Ballylongford side too and represents a real threat to pedestrians in particular from all side."
In an effort to highlight the danger, pupils from fifth and sixth classes at Lisselton NS are taking to their bikes on Thursday morning as part of the school's campaign for greater road safety in general, cycling from the school to Ballybunion and back.