Speeding concerns voiced


Cllr. Marty McDermott has called on Roscommon County Council to give consideration to the installation of a ‘fixed camera system’ at locations in Roscommon town with a view to addressing speeding in residential areas.

Cllr. McDermott says that prior to last Monday’s Roscommon Municipal District meeting he met with Garda Superintendent Fran Nicholson to discuss residents’ concerns.

“In particular, residents in The Walk, Hawthorn Drive and Lisnamult have raised concerns with me with regard to safety issues”.

Cllr. McDermott said that some areas would benefit from speed limits being reduced. Specifically, there were concerns in the three named areas with regard to what he called “a total disrespect” for speed limits.

“At The Walk, for example, there is a heavy volume of traffic which will only increase on the completion of the housing development there. Already, there are instances of motorists disregarding the existing speed limits and this is a major safety concern for householders”.

According to Cllr. McDermott, Superintendent Nicholson said that the Gardai are aware of the concerns. According to Cllr. McDermott, the Superintendent indicated that installation of a fixed camera system would be a very positive measure.

At Monday’s Roscommon Municipal District meeting, Cllr. McDermott raised the concerns. He says the Council has committed to looking into the issues arising.