Carrick speedsters facing enforcement action

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Police and Roads Service are to look at enforcement action in response to speeding motorists in Carrick’s Victoria area.

Councillor Billy Ashe raised the issued with the Department for Infrastructure, which presented its quarterly report to Mid and East Antrim’s Council’s Community Planning Committee on Tuesday.

The DUP representative queried if the department has “any plans to alleviate the problems of speeding motorists at the roundabout at the top of Victoria Road Victoria Rise”

Mr Ashe also sought an update on proposals to introduce residents only parking at the entrance to Victoria Rise to alleviate traffic congestion at two schools in that area.

In response, DfI stated: “The Department currently has no plans for traffic measures at the roundabout on Prince Andrew Way / Victoria Road, however we will discuss the issue with PSNI regarding possible enforcement action.

“With regards to the congestion at the schools on Victoria Rise, legislation is currently being progressed to provide double yellow lines along the West side of Victoria Rise to allow better traffic progression.”