Ruane calls for review of speed limit
Warrenpoint Sinn Fein councillor, Michael Ruane has called on the Roads Service to review the speed limit on the Newry Road into Warrenpoint as far as the turn into Meeting Street, with a view to increasing the limit from 30mph to 40mph.
At a multi-agency meeting recently, councillor Ruane pointed out: “The approach into Warrenpoint from Newry is serviced by four traffic lanes and has pedestrian footpaths on either side. Having looked at similar roads in similar towns, I believe there is no risk to either driver or pedestrian safety by increasing the speed limit to 40mph. I take road safety very seriously and am firmly of the opinion that there is no risk to the public from this proposal.”
Ruane added, “The sole beneficiaries from the current 30mph limit appear to be the PSNI’s statistics given the numbers of motorists who have been caught on this stretch of road”
As a result of Councillor Ruane’s call, the Roads Service have agreed to examine the proposal in more detail and report back with their findings.
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