After being made aware of the recurring problem of speeding by members of the Ballycarry community, Ulster Unionists Roy Beggs MLA and Cllr Mark Mckinty have pressed Transport NI for improved signage and traffic calming for the village.
Roy Beggs MLA said ‘I believe that further traffic calming measures are needed within the 30mph limit at each of the approaches to the village: For example rumble strips and red road speed markings to increase awareness amongst motorists that they have entered a restricted speed limit area.’
Larne Lough Councillor Mark McKinty shared concern about the issue and advised that the concern of speeding has also been raised with him from the local community that there is a wider issue about speeding in the village. “Genuine concern for safety of local residents, particularly the young and elderly, have highlighted the danger on areas such as Main Street and Island Road. PSNI have engaged in surveys and continue to monitor the situation which, along with road sign and marking improvements will help restore safety in and around Ballycarry”.
One local constituent has highlighted his difficulty in leaving from his property on numerous occasions due to speeding traffic, despite being within the 30 mph zone.
As a result of the efforts by the Ulster Unionists and their collaboration with the Ballcarry community, improvements have been made to the road infrastructure and signage, increased highlighting of speed restrictions can be expected in the near future, aiding the residents and hopefully ending their frustrations regarding speeding motorists.