Warning after reports of speeding near schools in Coalisland district

Cllr Joe O'Neill (pictured) has warned motorists to exercise caution after reports of speeding close to schools in the area
Cllr Joe O'Neill (pictured) has warned motorists to exercise caution after reports of speeding close to schools in the area

Motorists in the Derrylaughan and Derrytresk areas have been urged to exercise caution in the vicinity of local schools following reports of speeding.

The advice was issued by Sinn Fein councillor for the Torrent electoral ward, Joe O’Neill, who said he and his party colleagues have raised concerns about the poor condition of the roads in this district to the relevant government agencies with responsibility for their upkeep.

Cllr O’Neill told the TIMES: “We as a Sinn Fein team are working on an ongoing basis with the road service to improve our roads and safety. In view of the upcoming change in the weather I would urge all road users to use caution when on the roads.”

The Torrent representative also pointed to reports of vehicles speeding close to schools in the locality.

Continuing, Cllr O’Neill said: “There have been issues of speeding at schools raised across the constituency. Sinn Fein ran a local ‘Kill your speed’ campaign in these areas but, I really would urge the people to exercise caution.

“It is everyone’s obligation to ensure they drive in a manner that is safe to everyone but especially the vulnerable in society.”