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Commitment by DfI Roads to Consider Safety Improvements at Rural Schools welcomed - Campbell

Published: 2 November, 2018

Cllr Glenn Campbell has highlighted the need for a part-time speed limit at St. Patrick'S Primary School in Eskra

Cllr Glenn Campbell has highlighted the need for a part-time speed limit at St. Patrick'S Primary School in Eskra

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Glenn Campbell, has welcomed correspondence he has received from DfI Roads advising that a current part-time speed limit scheme may be extended to improve safety at all rural schools.

He said,

"I would welcome the response from DfI Roads Section Engineer, Colm McElholm regarding my request for a part-time speed limit at St. Patrick Primary School in Eskra.

"I note that the pilot scheme currently being rolled out across the North is being used by the Department for Infrastructure to assess the effectiveness of the new arrangement against the existing systems and to identify any unforeseen issues."

This most recent pilot is a design using fixed speed limit roundel signs and flashing wig-wag lights. The speed limit is in effect at the start and end of the school day when the lights flash.

"I welcome the fact that, upon completion of the current scheme, DfI Roads will consider rolling out a comprehensive scheme of part-time speed limits at all rural primary schools, including St. Patrick's P.S. in Eskra."

"I would fully support such as move, as I believe the safety of children travelling to and from school is of paramount importance."

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