Potential implications must be made known to the TII if an alteration to the speed limit outside a West Clare school is not reduced, one county councillor has claimed.

A request for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to reduce the speed limit on the approach to Cranny National School from 80km/h to 60km/h was issued by Cllr PJ Kelly (FF) at the November meeting of the West Clare Municipal District. The proposal was seconded by Cllr Bill Chambers (FF).

Administrative officer with the transportation department of Clare County Council, John Corry confirmed that the observation had been “taken on board” and would be put to the TII as part of the next speed limit review.

“Accidents are going to take place, they have taken place in the past,” Cllr Kelly stated. “TII should be informed that there is an urgency here, put it clearly to them now that they have been informed they could be tied up if there is a legal claim. Human life is important,” he added.

Correspondence should “inform them of their liability and implications if they neglect it,” the Lissycasey representative commented.

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