June 4, 2020
Road safety concerns must be addressed – Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has asked the Minister for Infrastructure to clarify what measures are in place to deal with road safety concerns.

The Newry and Armagh MLA said:

“The current health pandemic has meant that less cars are on the road, but that doesn’t mean that our roads are any safer.

“The month of May saw six people tragically lose their lives on the roads; this is double last year’s figure.

“I have once again written to the Infrastructure Minister to what measures her department are exploring to address these road safety concerns.

“This should include looking at targeted road safety campaigns during Covid-19 as well as rolling out of initiatives such as 20 mile per hour zones outside schools.

“In Dublin, there are plans for speed limits to be cut to 30km/h across the city and its suburbs. The north should explore similar measures.

“The department also needs to advance larger schemes that are vital for road safety including the A1 and A5 roads.

“Road safety is an imperative and the Minister for Infrastructure should be fully exploring measures to address road safety concerns.” 

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