Call for traffic calming measures in Delvin

Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín has called for traffic calming measures to be installed in Devlin.

Deputy Tóibín says that unless motorists travelling on the N52 slow down as they enter the town, there is a “serious danger” of an accident occurring.

In a video recorded during a visit to the town this week and posted on social media, Deputy Tóibín said that while it is a “great town”, N52 traffic “really rattles through Delvin at a fierce rate”.

“Many trucks go through the town and they don't slow down. This is making it really difficult for people to cross the street safely and that has an effect obviously on business, on school children, on older people and on the health of the town, as well.

Deputy Tóibín said that he has been in touch with Westmeath County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland to highlight the need for traffic calming measures in the town.

While there is a pedestrian crossing on the town's main street, he says that its flashing amber lights “are not very visible whatsoever”. He says that the current crossing should be upgraded to a pelican crossing which would stop traffic when a pedestrian pressed the button. He also wants signs installed at the entrances to the town advising motorists to slow down.

If traffic calming measures are not installed, the Meath West TD says that there is a “serious danger of someone getting injured in the future”.