Ballycastle, Councillor Dónal Cunningham has expressed his delight that a campaign group is to be launched in the town in support of the campaign to reduce the speed limit on urban residential streets from 30mph to 20mph.
Councillor Cunningham stated that “Following the report that a 4 year old girl was almost hit by a speeding car while playing in the Leyland Farm area, Council is demanding an urgent meeting with DRD Roads Services to discuss traffic calming measures. But alongside traffic calming, action needs to be taken to reduce the speed of motorists in urban residential areas.”
“I believe that by reducing the speed limit on designated restricted roads we could act positively to reduce collisions and fatalities on our roads. Road injuries are amongst the leading causes of loss of life and disability worldwide, and regionally, a reduction in road related death and injury is a major aim of public policy.”
“I would encourage drivers to respect their safety of others and to contribute to making our community “a better place to be” by driving slower and by making it known that you support 20mph speed limits in residential areas. The safety and welfare of our communities is vitally important.”