Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has appealed for drivers to slow down in the Grangemore and Ardgrange development s. He made his comment following complaints from residents that many motorists are driving too fast through the area.
Councillor Kelly said “These are two very large developments with several hundred homes, so it always very busy with traffic anytime of the day or night .I would urge motorists to slow down whilst travelling through the area and to adhere to the speed limits in place in a built up.
The Grangemore and Ardgrange areas have grown considerably in recent years and residents with young families have expressed their concerns to me over speeding cars in the area which pose an obvious risk to children and other pedestrians.
If people are driving at a sensible speed there is far more chance of the driver stopping in time than if they are driving at speed. Speed is one of the biggest contributing factors to road deaths in Ireland.