TII should not wait for the “next fatality” before introducing safety measures on the N68 at Darragh, an elected representative of Clare County Council has stated.

Officials in Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) were requested to implement traffic calming on the N68 at the service station in Darragh plus the roads east and west of this location by Cllr PJ Kelly (FF) at a recent West Clare Municipal District meeting.

Administrative officer with the Transportation Department of the County Council, John Corry advised the meeting that the request had been referred to personnel in Road Design to engage with TII to consider introducing measures as outlined.

“This section of road has been the scene of a number of fatal accidents in recent times,” Cllr Kelly highlighted. “In many cases we create facilities for speeding drivers, when they reach the junction they forget to slow down. It is like a take off from an Airport, it is frightening. If a speed van was there he would be making a nice bit of money for the State”.

He cautioned, “I’m worried we could be waiting till the next fatality,” before works are carried out. Cllr Bill Chambers (FF) seconded the motion with Cllr Gabriel Keating (FG) referencing the recent death of a carer crossing the road at the location.

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