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ALLIANCE  Party Newcastle Councillor Patrick Clarke has raised his concerns about speeding vehicles and road traffic calming issues with the PSNI following a number of accidents in Dundrum village in recent weeks.
Councillor Clarke has now written to the PSNI Down Area Commander Chief Inspector Deirdre Bones seeking a meeting to discuss with the PSNI the ongoing speeding by drivers and possible measures such as the PSNI traffic branch carrying out random speed monitoring through Dundrum village and traffic calming measures.
Residents in Dundrum are up in arms about the speed of trafffic moving through the village. Councillor Patrick Clarke is seeking a meeting with the PSNI.

Residents in Dundrum are up in arms about the speed of trafffic moving through the village following a number of  accidents. Councillor Patrick Clarke is seeking a meeting with the PSNI.

He said: “In recent weeks there have been a number of road traffic accidents along Main Street in Dundrum with the most recent at the weekend.  It has also been brought to my attention by both villagers and local Dundrum Village committee about the ongoing speeding of traffic driving along Main Street through the village.

“I am also concerned that some drivers are clearly driving in excess of the 30mph speed limit within the village along Main Street and the Dromara Road leading down to School Hill.

“I have observed personally myself along the Main Street and the Dromara Road drivers clearly driving in excess of 30mph speed limit and showing no regard for pedestrians.  There is also an urgent need for a pedestrian crossing along Main Street as pedestrians having difficulty crossing with the speeding traffic. Traffic calming measures along the Dromara Road and School Hill leading down into the village would also be very welcome.”

“Speed limits are clearly there for a reason to safeguard both the motorist and the pedestrian. Regrettably speeding will inevitably lead to a serious road traffic accident or perhaps worse.

“This issue was flagged up  in the Village Plan for Dundrum 2012-2016.

“The pedestrian crossing issue along Main Street really needs to be addressed by DRD Roads Service, and I will ask the PSNI to also liaise with DRD Roads Service on these urgent road safety matters,”  added Councillor Clarke.