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Action urged over vehicles ‘absolutely flying’ on Ennis road

TRAFFIC counts are to be carried out on the Ballybeg Road and details forwarded to the gardaí, the local authority have confirmed, amidst concerns about speeding cars described as “absolutely flying” in the area.
Councillor Clare Colleran Molloy, at a recent meeting of the Ennis Municipal District, sought an update on actions being taken by the council to address the “ongoing speeding” on the Ballybeg Road.
The motion was seconded by Councillor Pat Murphy, who commented “there is an issue with speed there.” Councillor Pat Daly also voiced his support saying, “
Ballybeg is a very popular walking area for older people. There is no doubt there is speeding, I regularly see cars absolutely flying it on the road.”
Eamon O’Dea, Senior Executive Engineer, responding to the motion stated, “The Ennis Municipal District will carry out further traffic counts on the Ballybeg Road and details will be forwarded to An Garda Siochana. The Section 38 traffic calming public consultation process for the provision of footpaths on Ballybeg Road from the Water Tower to Radharc na hInse is underway and shall be concluded with a report before the councillors in September. The works will proceed immediately following approval by the councillors.”
He added that the traffic counts help give gardaí a better idea of where potential speeding issues are arising and where resources need to be allocated to. He said that if individuals see cars speeding then they should report the matter to the gardaí.
Sean Lenihan, senior engineer, outlined that the traffic counts provide “very detailed information” which is very useful in determining whether speeding is an issue.

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