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It’s been claimed that the speed some motorists are travelling on a road between Donegal and Leitrim is making it unsafe for residents in the area.   A section of the R280 which links Bundoran to the likes of Manorhamilton, Drumkeeran and Leitrim village is said to be treacherous for…

Calls have been made on Sligo County Council to carry out a road safety audit in Ballisodare following a recent accident which involved an elderly man being struck by a car.  The man was treated by a doctor at the scene of the accident   In response to a motion…

Donegal County Council’s Road Safety Officer says speed remains the biggest issue when it comes to safety on the roads. His comments follow a new report by An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority which found that 82% of roads since January 2021 have been on rural roads with…

A motorist travelling at 101 kilometres per hour in an 80 kilometre zone on the N17 near Lavagh in south Sligo was among those detected speeding on National Slowdown Day yesterday. In Donegal, a motorist was detected travelling at 125km/h in a 100 km zone on the R238 near Burnfoot.…

A Sligo councillor is proposing an innovative way to control the speed of traffic. The system is already widely used in Portugal, Spain, Holland and Sweden and is being trialled at present in Swindon in England. The Velocity Control System operates on the basis of traffic lights turning red if…

Local election candidates out canvassing have been hearing hearing concerns from residents in a number of areas about speeding. Fine Gael Sligo/Strandhill candidate Blaine Gaffney says the speed at which cars approach and enter into Strandhill Village from the Ransboro side is a major concern for the residents of the…

Sligo comes 10th in the country in a list of counties where speeding motorists pay most in fines. From 2012 to September last year, those caught going over the limit in County Sligo paid a total of more than €213,000. But Donegal, which has a poor road safety record, does…