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Speed of motorists at Lissycasey pre Coronavirus ‘putting camera vans out of business’

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Speed cameras were being put “out of business” in Lissycasey due to the slow pace at which motorists are travelling.

At the final meeting of the West Clare Municipal District before the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions, Cllr PJ Kelly (FF) called on the local authority to surface the parking area immediately west of Lissycasey Church.

He had observed that it had been frequently used as a traffic lay-by “for slow moving traffic”. Cllr Joe Killeen (FF) seconded the request.

Repair works will be carried out at the location by MD staff, senior executive officer, John O’Malley confirmed. The surfacing is to be completed in 2020.

“On Mart days you naturally have tractors which slow down traffic,” Cllr Kelly explained. He added, “We’re putting the speed cameras out of business because the traffic is moving so slow. The first place to pull in is by the Church.

“Rather than constructing new lay-bys, make use of what we have. They are low cost facilities if we use the existing ones”. The Lissycasey representative admitted, “There is no perfect system.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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