Major safety concerns for Cabinteely residents where school children walk

by Rebecca Ryan
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Park Drive, Cabinteely. Photo: Google Maps

There is a call for speeding restrictions to be put in place in a residential area of Cabinteely.

Locals have been expressing major safety concerns that Park Drive, used by many school children, is being used as a ‘rat run’.

Stillorgan representative Paul Gordon (LAB) told Dublin Gazette that residents would like to see a reduction in speed limits.

“A speed limit of 50 km/h in a residential area, where there is not only a primary school, but many families with young children is very concerning, and could pose serious safety issues.

“Something needs to be done, and soon, to prevent real harm.”

He said the council told him that Park Drive, Cabinteely will be included for consideration in the next phase of the scheme.

A spokesperson for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council told Dublin Gazette:

“While the majority of drivers are travelling at or under the posted speed limit, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is aware that some local residents would like to see this speed limit reduced to 30Km/hr.

“Therefore, the council has included Park Drive in the next round of estates which will be considered for the 30km/hr Special Speed Limit Bye-laws.”

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