Meeting over safety on New Line

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Carrick Councillor Andrew Wilson has met with representatives from Transport NI and the PSNI to discuss road safety on the busy New Line.

Cllr Wilson, who represents the Knockagh area, indicated he had been approached by a number of concerned constituents in relation to a spate of traffic incidents on the rural route towards Liberty Road. “In recent times there have been a number of crashes where cars have ended up in the field at the side of the road,” he said.

The UUP representative contacted the PSNI and then Transport NI to seek a resolution to the problem.

“I would be keen to see increased signage in the area to warn drivers of the bend in the road and perhaps some sort of anti-skid tarmac surfacing for the dangerous bend,” he added.

“This section of road has seen a number of fatalities in recent years and it is imperative that we are proactive to ensure that no one else is injured or worse at this site.”

“At a recent site meeting with Transport NI and the PSNI I made it clear that this is becoming an accident hotspot and that we need to do something.

“I have seen two car crashes on this bend in the last three or four months at exactly the same section of road. I hope that working in partnership with the relevant agencies, we can get a solution to this problem.”