Res­i­dents want brakes put on speed­sters

June 2003

Bray People - - NEWS -

RES­I­DENTS on a stretch of busy road in Avoca are look­ing to have the brakes put on traf­fic fly­ing past. Lo­cal peo­ple want treaffic speeds slashed to 40 mph on the road from Avoca bridge to The Meet­ings, which they see as a death trap at the mo­ment.

With cars trav­el­ling at 60 mph and more at present, it is a game of Rus­sian roulette for lo­cal mo­torists try­ing to en­ter on to the road and for pre­des­tri­ans at­tempt­ing to cross the road, they say.

Last week area coun­cil­lor Nicky Kelly was given a pe­ti­tion, signed by close to 150 lo­cal peo­ple, to present to Wick­low County Coun­cil seek­ing to have a 40 mph speed limit on that stretch of road.

The con­cerned lo­cal peo­ple want this speed re­stric­tion im­posed now, and not wait un­til some­one is se­ri­ously in­jured or there is a fa­tal­ity for ac­tion to be taken.

The res­i­dents also want re­pairs car­ried out to the foot­path as pedes­tri­ans can­not walk on sec­tions of it at the mo­ment.

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