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Strokestown resident fears tragedy without speed reduction

May 31, 2022 17:05 By Shannonside News
Strokestown resident fears tragedy without speed reduction Strokestown resident fears tragedy without speed reduction
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The local woman is calling for action.

Additional road safety measures must be installed on the approach road to Strokestown before there's a fatality.

That's according to local resident Eileen Beirne, who's concerned over the excessive speed some vehicles are travelling at along the Tulsk road.

Despite calls from Eileen over the last three years new measures have not been implemented by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

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She's now renewing her appeal for speed limits to be lowered on the stretch close to the Maples housing estate and she hopes flashing beacons can also be erected.

The Strokestown woman believes action must be taken to ensure the safety of local residents and school children who are forced to walk on narrow footpaths into the town.

Eileen says she avoids leaving her home at busy times due to the dangerous behaviour of other drivers.

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''I cannot understand how flashing lights cannot be used to slow down traffic. You know, the thing that really worries me is there's little kiddies going to school and parents walking with their children every morning along the main road. The footpaths are narrow, but every time you walk on that road, you're putting your life at risk. And I am so worried about the residents, the children and the elderly around this area.''

 

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