Clonoe mum vows to continue road safety campaign

Sinn Fein MP Francie Molloy, with councillors Linda Dillon, Nuala Donnelly and Joe O'Neill, at Clonoe Roundabout.
Sinn Fein MP Francie Molloy, with councillors Linda Dillon, Nuala Donnelly and Joe O'Neill, at Clonoe Roundabout.

A Clonoe mother has vowed to continue her campaign to slow traffic close to her home.

Last week, the TIMES reported that Roads Service are to introduce a 40mph speed limit in the vicinity of Clonoe Roundabout.

Roisin and Aidy Coyle with their children

Roisin and Aidy Coyle with their children

And, while mother-of-three Roisin Coyle welcomes that news, she remains determined to lobby for further steps to ensure the safety of those who live in the residential area.

She has also praised the efforts of local Sinn Fein councillors in having the speed limit introduced.

“I honestly don’t know of any other road in the country that doesn’t even have a speed limit”, Roisin told the TIMES.

“Getting across this road, particularly in the mornings, with the children, is an absolute nightmare. Ideally, we would like to see a traffic crossing introduced here, but I welcome the 40mph limit as a good first step.

“The cars won’t even stop or slow down to let the school bus drop the children off and turn into Clondallon Drive here. This is only the first hurdle in our campaign to make the road safer.”

Sinn Fein MP Francie Molloy said his party had put up signs asking drivers to slow down as a temporary measure until Roads Service have completed their work on the speed limit. He echoed Mrs Coyle’s views that residents would like to see extra safety.