19 February 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A “next generation” system of traffic lights, which would automatically turn red if approaching motorists were driving in excess of the speed limit, has been advocated by Independent member of Monaghan Co Council Paudge Connolly as a possible solution for difficulties caused by speeding vehicles in the North Monaghan village of Emyvale.

Colr Connolly made his proposal in the course of moving a motion at Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District which related to a recent traffic accident at the Shaw’s Corner location on the N2 in Emyvale, where considerable funding has already been expended on safety measures.

Although some reservations about the idea were expressed by the MD executive and other elected members, Colr Connolly felt the system would generate the deterrent of social pressure on motorists to observe the speed limit, and also advocated it as a solution for speeding at the North Road in Monaghan Town.

In his monthly report to the meeting, Co-ordinator Donal McElwain stated in relation to the Shaw’s Corner location: “As recommended by a recent independent Road Safety Audit, and after further inspections by Monaghan Co Council of this location, minor alterations are to be made to extend the full height kerb and to remove the drop kerb. On implementation Monaghan Co Council will continue to monitor this location.”

Sinn Féin’s Brian McKenna, referring to an incident about three weeks previously where a vehicle had been …


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