West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

20mph speed limit for Lambrook and Drumannon

Published: 25 July, 2011

Omagh Town Sinn Féin councillor Sorcha McAnespy has welcomed the D.R.D.'s proposal to implement 20mph speed limit for the Drumannon and Lambrook area.

Speaking on the issue councillor McAnespy said the measures would increase safety for residents and motorists alike:

"The proposed reduction of the speed limit in Lambrook and Drumannon is a positive step for the residents. There are a number of families with young children living in the area and this move will ensure a safer more child friendly environment and enhance the wellbeing of all the people of the area.

"A recent modeling exercise in the north west of England indicated that 140 killed or seriously injured child casualties could have been prevented each year between 2004 and 2008 if 20 mph traffic speed zones had been introduced in residential areas across that area."

"In other areas where the 20 mph limit has been introduced it has proved to be a success and in the interest of safety I would like to see this proposal rolled out across all the residential areas of the town.