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Solution in sight?

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Solution in sight? thumbnailThe scene at the cross roads in the centre of Dunloy where an accident occurred just before Christmas. Will Transport NI traffic calming proposals due out at the end of the month make scenes like this a thing of the past.

A SOLUTION to Dunloy's long standing road safety issues could be in sight after it emerged that Transport NI is to unveil traffic calming proposals at the end of the month. This is where the Garryduff/Bellagy Roads meet the Tullaghans and Station Roads.
Local businessman Mr Stuart Gowland is in the village daily and knows the situation from first hand experience.
Mr Gowland said: "Two accidents almost identical to each other happened at the main cross roads in Dunloy, one just before Christmas and an other a couple of months before that, which I witnessed myself."
He said he was at the junction and saw the collision between the vehicle ahead of him and a car.
“It was so violent that I thought the man in the vehicle in front of me was seriously hurt. There was another accident at the same place a couple of months later. The police and ambulance attended again."
Commenting generally Mr Gowland said: "Dunloy is a great wee village but it can't cope with vehicles coming in at a horrendous speed.
“I've nearly had an accident myself, everyone is saying the same thing. Pedestrians using the shops are at risk too, someone could be seriously hurt or worse if something isn't done."
“I think there should be speed bumps, there are speed bumps on Bridge Road, so why not on the Main Street?"

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