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Wednesday, 17th July 2019

Children’s lives at risk from speeding cars at Cedarfield

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Pictured above are Nuala Murphy, Sinead Finnegan and other Cedarfield residents at the spot where a car recently lost control because it was going so fast.

"We’re not looking for much, just a couple of speed ramps" say local residents

Residents in Cedarfield off the Donore Road on Drogheda’s South side are living in fear for their children’s lives thanks to reckless drivers speeding through the residential area.

Councillor Paddy Mc Quillan says that safety measures must be put in place by the council as a matter of urgency and he has promised to ask the Council to install speed ramps as soon as possible

“This issue came up on the doors when I was canvassing” Paddy said. “The main road into the estate is a danger to children playing because of the cars speed down this road”, he added.

As recently as last Sunday, 14th July, there was an incident that highlighted the issue when, at 8.30 in the evening a car came speeding down the road, went out of control and ended up crashing into a resident’s parked car causing damage to it.

“It was pure luck someone wasn’t injured or worse” said Councillor McQuillan adding that the Gardaí were called to the incident. 

Resident Nuala Murphy who has been living in Cedarfield for ten years and has two children aged five and seven said that she is nervous when her children are out playing as they run back and forth across the road from their home to the green area to play.

“It’s dangerous” Nuala said, “the cars speed up and down this road. We are not looking for much, just a couple of speed ramps. That’s all”.

Another resident, Sinead Finnegan, stated that the cars often come around the corner “on two wheels”.

“I will be calling on the council to install safety measures by way of speed ramps for this stretch of the road in Cedarfield” McQUIllan told Drogheda Life.

“This situation cannot continue with children’s lives being put at risk. I will be making representation to the council on behalf of the residents for these speed ramps to be installed as soon as possible.

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