Road safety to the fore as Mallon visits County Down

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon visited Banbridge, to view the new 20mph speed limit scheme – promoting and improving safety in the vicinity of Banbridge Academy and Edenderry Primary School.

Speaking during the visit, Nichola Mallon said: “The safety of all those travelling on our roads is a priority for me.

“As the Minister responsible for promoting and improving road safety I will continue to work actively with partners to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries across our roads network.

“The roll-out of part-time 20mph schemes here in Banbridge and at a total of 103 schools this year, is a demonstration of that partnership working and delivery for the good and safety of all road users around schools. This is part of a £2 million investment which I announced during the last academic year and will benefit 26 schools in the Southern Roads Division.”

The Minister pictured with Ms Kate Orr, Principal Edenderry Primary School and Mr Robin McLoughlin OBE, Banbridge Academy Principal at the new 20mph speed limit zone on the Lurgan Road, Banbridge.