Councillor Wilson calls for school speed limit reductions across the board

Councillor Wilson calls for school speed limit reductions across the board

A consultation has been launched today to introduce further part-time 20mph speed limits at schools across the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough.

In September 2021 Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon announced the rollout of Phase 2 of the part-time 20mph speed limit scheme at 106 schools across Northern Ireland.   The total number of schools benefiting from the road safety scheme introduced by Minister Mallon to date is 209.

The schools involved in the recent consultation are :

  • Ballymoney High School - Garryduff Road
  • Landhead Primary School - Dunaghy
  • Lislagan Primary School - Ballymoney
  • Straidbilly Primary School - Liscolman
  • Irish Society Primary School - Coleraine
  • Millstrand Integrated Primary School - Portrush
  • St Conors College, Kilrea
  • Armoy Primary School, Armoy
  • Limavady Grammar School, Limavady
  • Gaelcholaiste Dhoire & Gaelscoil Neachtain, Dungiven

Commenting on the opening of the consultation today, Councillor Darryl Wilson said "While I welcome this consultation on reducing the speed limit outside some more schools to 20mph, I would prefer to see the scheme rolled out across the board reducing the speed limit outside all schools with immediate effect.

"I appreciate that in some instances consultations are needed to analyse certain situations, however, it defies logic and common sense to not implement measures like this across the board as quickly as possible.

"Parents constantly share concerns regarding speeds outside all schools on a regular basis and have done so for many years. 20mph speed reductions should have been in place outside all schools years ago, further delays only put more young lives at risk.

"It is also worth noting that the areas which have been reduced to 20mph already are still witnessing some motorists driving irresponsibly, I have raised this issue with the PSNI Superintendent with a view to more checks being carried out in these areas."

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