Kerry County Council’s Director of Services, Charlie O’Sullivan has issued the following update on College Road and traffic congestion there.
“This matter was the subject of a Notice of Motion moved at both the Killarney Municipal District meeting and a Kerry County Council meeting recently.
“The council has been actively engaging with the local school management to seek a resolution to these issues.
“A commitment was also given at the council meetings that the traffic warden would carry out random inspections to enforce parking regulations in the vicinity of the schools.
“However, the main issue is with school drop off by parents, which is difficult for the council’s traffic warden service to enforce, and vehicular speed is not an issue.
“Therefore the provision of traffic calming measures, including the provision of speed bumps and pedestrian crossings, is not warranted nor will it resolve the issue.
“Failure by drivers to comply with the provisions of the Road Traffic Acts, as alleged, is enforced by An Gárda Síochana, who are the statutory agency in this regard.
“Given the concerns raised by our members, council management will consult further with An Gárda Síochana and the schools, and seek the full co-operation of school management, their staff and parents in addressing the safety concerns.”
For those who are unaware of the background to the situation at College Road and the statement here by Mr. O’Sullivan, you can click on the link here: http://www.mainevalleypost.com/2017/03/07/ramping-up-the-safety-issue-at-college-road
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