ROBIN Swann, the North Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assembly member and his Party’s Westminster candidate in the area, has said that, if elected, he will be campaigning for the Roads Service to “significantly increase” its traffic calming measures across the constituency’s villages and hamlets.
Assemblyman Swann added: “Over the years, there has been a substantial increase in the number of vehicles using the constituency’s roads and especially those in rural areas.
“However, while the volume of traffic has gone up, there has not been a similar increase in the constituency’s roads infrastructure to cope with this new capacity.
“Quite a number of our rural communities are located along or near a single road or street, yet many of these same routes cannot accommodate the larger, modern vehicles, especially lorries.
“This makes increased traffic calming measures for these rural villages and hamlets a vital necessity in the battle to reduce speed, injuries and fatalities on our roads.
“However, we want to see this fatalities and injured figures reduced to zero and this is why road safety has become a priority issue for the Ulster Unionist Party, not just in North Antrim, but right across the Province.
“If elected, I will call on the Roads Service to review its traffic calming measures for all villages and hamlets across our constituency.
“Likewise, given the number of new housing developments in rural regions of North Antrim, the Roads Service has a moral imperative to ensure an effective roads infrastructure is put in place to keep pace with this building programme,” said Assemblyman Swann.
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