Castlebar and Fine Gael town councillor Ger Deere has placed a motion at the next Castlebar Town Council Meeting in respect of a section of road of the Rathbawn Road. The section of road in question is quite close to the Snugboro Junction where vehicles appear to lose control. A number of road traffic collisions have taken place at the location over the past number of months, with the most recent occurring last Friday morning.
Councillor Deere said: “I am calling on the council to carry out whatever safety works that are necessary to address this serious safety issue. It appears that drivers are losing control of their vehicles on a bend and it results in them either crashing with another car or going off the road. These collisions have resulted in the garden walls of some houses being knocked, and local residents are fearing for their safety. It is completely unacceptable that such a high number of accidents are occurring on this stretch; especially with all the extra houses that have been built in the area over the years. There are more cars and pedestrians using the road and footpaths in the area than ever before.”