One of the roads where children play in D’Alton Park.

Speed ramps needed in D’Alton Park – resident

A child will be seriously injured, or worse, in D’Alton Park unless traffic is slowed, according to a concerned resident, who says that in his particular part of the estate, around 15 children play on the road each day.

Describing the current situation as “an accident waiting to happen”, he says that unless Westmeath County Council installs speed ramps, one of the children will be hit by a motorist driving faster than the 30kmph speed limit.

“A child is going to be killed. There are coaches, lorries, trucks, delivery vans, cars and jeeps speeding every day. All I want is three or four speed ramps installed. It could save a child’s life,” he said.

At the October meeting of Mullingar Kinnegad Municipal District (MKMD), Cllr Ken Glynn asked the local authority to “consider the provision of traffic calming measures in the vicinity of a house in D’Alton Park in next year’s budget”.

Replying to Cllr Glynn’s query, the MKMD said: “The location referred to is a cul-de-sac with a 30kmh speed limit with adequate signage in place. There are no plans to install ramps at this location.”