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Sunday 4 December 2016

Families mount own road safety campaign in Hogan Avenue and Island Villas

Cllr Chris Andrews pictured with residents of Hogan Place and Island Villas at a recent demonstration to promote road safety in their area
Cllr Chris Andrews pictured with residents of Hogan Place and Island Villas at a recent demonstration to promote road safety in their area

RESIDENTS in Hogan Avenue and Island Villas have taken it upon themselves to discourage drivers from using their street as a short cut.

Motorists have been cutting through the area to beat traffic on Macken Street, despite the fact there is no through road.

"It's very dangerous for our kids who play out on the street, but there is nowhere else for them to play," concerned mum Grace Goad told the Herald.

"They speed through because we don't have any speed ramps along the road.

"We need a sign put up to signal that it's a cul-de-sac to stop drivers from trying to use the area as a short cut," she added.

"Everyone just wants their children to be safe."

Several protests were held by families in the area, who had handmade signs instructing drivers to turn around. Sinn Fein councillor Chris Andrews said the campaign had made a difference.

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