NRA FAIL TO REDUCE SPEED LIMIT AGREED IN MARCH DESPITE THREE SERIOUS CRASHES

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A full investigation is to be carried out into what caused three accidents on a notorious stretch of road in West Donegal.Four people are still in hospital as a result of the smashes on the N56 at Min a Cuing between Dunlewey and Crolly in the past three weeks alone.Donegal County Council Roads officer Stephen Lambert met with concerned locals and engineers at the scene of the crashes this morning. Mr Lambert has promised a full report on the crashes and also ways of improving safety on the road.However Donegaldaily.com has learned that sanctions to drop the speed limit on the road have been ignored by the NRA for more than SIX months.The speed limit on the mile long stretch of road, which includes three sweeping bends, is 100kph.However it was agreed by Donegal County Council and the NRA to drop the speed limit to 80kph in March last. However no signs have been put in place or other measures taken to introduce the new speed limit into the area.Local county councillor Marie Therese Gallagher said speed is just one factor in road safety in the area.However she said she was bitterly disappointed that the speed limit has not been reduced considering the NRA had agreed to reduce the speed on the road from 100kph to 80kph.“The bottom line is that we put these sanctions in place last March following an initial meeting last October and still nothing has been done to implement them.“It is bad enough that there has been three serious accidents in recent weeks but I do not want to be woken one morning to say there is a fatality on that stretch of road,” she said. One of the three accidents involved a local doctor, who is originally from Tipperary, who is still in a serious condition in hospital.EndsNRA FAIL TO REDUCE SPEED LIMIT AGREED IN MARCH DESPITE THREE SERIOUS CRASHES was last modified: October 12th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DunleweyMarie Therese GallagherNRAStephen Lambertlast_img

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