Wednesday 14 November 2018

Motorists ignoring signs at junction

By Maria Pepper

It's a case of 'should have gone to Specsavers' for motorists on the R746 Bunclody to Kiltealy Road who routinely ignore a total of 13 signs approaching a junction with the Enniscorthy Road.

'People come around a bend towards the junction and they drive straight through despite there being 13 signs saying 'slow', 'junction ahead' etc', said Cllr. Barbara Ann Murphy whose car was almost rear-ended at the junction recently.

Cllr. Murphy asked Inspector Syl Hipwell of the Traffic Corps whether people became complacent about signs.

'There are 13 signs going in one direction on that road and yet people will tell you there are no signs. I think people should have gone to Specsavers the way they are ignoring signs.

Inspector Hipwell said drivers are not supposed to be using mobile phones or speeding but they do.

'I don't know what more can be done with signage there. It seems to be a very bad junction with people pulling out.'

Cllr. Murphy also raised a question about the current 80 kmh speed limit on the Bunclody to Carnew Road where there were 11 accidents in 12 months last year and three to date this year.

She suggested that there might be an improvement if the speed limit was reduced to 60kmh.

Wexford People

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