New traffic sign at Kenagh is reducing speeding issues

The school principal at Kenagh’s national school has welcomed the installation of a new traffic sign which has resulted in a significant drop in speeding.

Miriam Dennigan says that road safety, which had been an ongoing issue, has improved since the sign was erected just over two weeks ago in the south Longford village.

Miriam, the principal of St. Dominic’s NS which has 170 pupils, says it’s already making a noticeable difference to driver behaviour.

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The sign detects motorists’ speeds and responds with a green smiley face if they are under the speed limit, and a red “slow down” message if they’re speeding.

The new sign has been erected at Mosstown Gate on the Longford side of the village and there are hopes another one will soon be installed on the Athlone side.