*Drumgeely, Shannon. Photograph: Joe Buckley
Lack of signage detailing a speed reduction in Drumgeely has stoked insurance concerns in the case of an accident.
An assessment of the exit for the Drumgeely Rd focusing on speed reduction signage coming off the N19 dual carriageway was requested by Cllr Gerry Flynn (IND).
He cautioned, “The speed limit on the dual carriageway is 100 kilometres and there appears to be no visible signage indicating a reduction in speed as you exit on to the local road apart from a repeater sign of 50 kilometres located some distance away from the exit off the N19”.
Senior executive engineer, Tom Mellet confirmed that signs are to be ordered and will be placed at “appropriate locations on this road”.
“A concerned member of the public brought this to my attention,” Cllr Flynn told Tuesday’s meeting of the Shannon Municipal District. He flagged that no sign on the speed limit reduction exists from the exit of the carriageway, “if someone was knocked down at the pedestrian crossing, from an insurance point of view there could be issues,” he warned.
Flynn’s proposal was seconded by Cllr Pat McMahon (FF).