Traffic islands are becoming a danger to motorists and pedestrians – Walsh

A Sligo councillor says traffic islands that were meant to slow down vehicles at the entrances to many towns and villages are not only not working but a danger to motorists and pedestrians.

In Ballygawley in County Sligo recently, four vehicles were involved in an accident after one went entirely across the traffic island there.

In the last two weeks, there have been two accidents in the village, leading to Fine Gael Councillor Thomas Walsh calling at this week’s meeting of Sligo County Council for an assessment of speed levels in the area.

Traffic islands are common in towns and villages throughout the north west but Cllr Walsh says that in some cases they are not doing the job they were intended to do.