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Kearney welcomes Glenavy speed reduction sign

4 February, 2019 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin South Antrim MLA has welcomed the PSNI's decision to set up a temporary electronic sign calling on motorists to reduce speed in and around Glenavy Village. 

Declan Kearney said:

"Following my most recent meeting with Superintendent Davy Beck, PSNI District Commander for Lisburn and Castlereagh, when I raised road safety concerns around Glenavy, specifically in the village and surrounding rural roads, we agreed on the introduction of a series of measures to address overall road safety in this part of South Antrim.

"The installation of the speed reduction signage today by the police is the first in a series of interventions. In the first instance this will concentrate on awareness raising. However, our shared objective is to make Glenavy another 'no go' area in South Antrim for dangerous driving.

"This electronic system will remain in place for several days. Its purpose is to encourage motorists to embrace safer driving habits.

"I have discussed with Superintendent Beck the need for a similar proactive road safety strategy in Glenavy as that supported by the PSNI in other rural areas of Antrim and Newtownabbey, such as Moneyglass, Creggan and Whitehill, where good working partnerships between Sinn Féin, the police and other agencies has had very positive results.

"I have also been directly in touch with the Eastern Division of Roads Service and it is my intention in the next two weeks to ensure the coordination of a series of new measures among all relevant stakeholders to make Glenavy and its surrounding hinterland a safer place for all road users and pedestrians.”

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