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Dwyer - Cross party agreement sought to stop election postering at accident blackspots

20 November, 2006

Sinn Fein Wexford County Councillor and General Election Candidate, John Dwyer, has put forward a proposal to all political parties in the run up to next years election in an effort to improve safety on our roads. He is proposing that in each county cross party agreement should be found in identifying accident blackspots at the various junctions which are often heavily plastered with distracting election posters.

Cllr. Dwyer said: "I have written to all political parties in an effort to gain cross-party support for a one particular proposal, of many, which I believe we should consider as part of our efforts to combat the growing spiral of death on our roads.

"During the last election campaign I noticed a proliferation of posters at key junctions in County Wexford. At one particular junction I counted 22 posters. Places such as Scarawalsh Junction, Larkins Cross in Barntown and Kents Cross are all danger zones. Fatal accidents have happened at these junctions and it is my view that as political parties who are all trying to put forward proposals to improve road safety, then we should lead by example and do the following: I am proposing that we identify the accident blackspots in our respective counties such as at busy junctions and that we get cross-party agreement not to further add to the danger by plastering such accident blackspots with distracting posters.

I have asked the parties to respond to me at [email protected] or by contacting the Wexford Constituency Office - The Daithi Forde, Centre , South Main Street, Wexford on 053 9152155.ENDS


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