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Campbell repeats Call for Temporary Speed Limit at Eskra School

Published: 25 September, 2018

Sinn Féin Councillor Glenn Campbell has repeated his call for DfI Roads to introduce a temporary (part-time) speed limit on the Newtonsaville Road, adjacent to St. Patrick's Primary School in Eskra.

Sinn Féin Councillor Glenn Campbell has repeated his call for DfI Roads to introduce a temporary (part-time) speed limit on the Newtonsaville Road, adjacent to St. Patrick's Primary School in Eskra.

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Glenn Campbell has repeated his call for DfI Roads to introduce a temporary (part-time) speed limit on the Newtonsaville Road, adjacent to St. Patrick's Primary School in Eskra.

Speaking following making representation to DfI Roads Service, Cllr Campbell said,

"Back in 2014 I had asked Roads Service to consider instating a temporary speed limit on the road past St. Patrick's Primary School in Eskra. Currently the speed past the school, along the Newtownsaville Road is 60mph. At the time, there was a number of pilot schemes being launched elsewhere that reduced the speed limit to 20 or 30 miles per hour at certain times of the day.

Cllr Campbell pointed to recent movement in others areas toward temporary/part-time speed limits near schools.

"I believe such schemes have since become more common. Currently, there are a number of similar schemes being set up at a schools elsewhere, including Ballymoney, Banbridge, Lurgan and Magherafelt. It is disappointing that no areas of Tyrone and Fermanagh are set to benefit from such a scheme. I am certain there are other areas that could benefit, including Eskra - which I have previously highlighted.

Concluding Cllr Campbell, who is a member of the Board of Governors at St. Patrick's Primary School in Eskra, said,

"I believe provision of a temporary/part time speed limit of 20 or 30 mph would greatly improve the road safety for parents dropping their children off at St. Patrick's Primary School and the adjacent Eskra Childcare Centre.

"If such a scheme was to be introduced it would be important that both St. Patrick's Primary School and Eskra Childcare Centre are fully consulted to agree times when such a speed restriction should apply. Permanent digital signage would also need to be utilised to ensure motorists were clear when any new speed limit applies."

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