Speeding cars putting lives at risk at Clough - claim

Ballymena Councillor Robin Cherry.
Ballymena Councillor Robin Cherry.

‘Somebody is going to be seriously hurt’ if action is not taken to curb motorists travelling at high speeds on the Clough Road.

That was the claim made to councillors at their latest committee meeting in The Braid on Thursday night by Alderman Robin Cherry who highlighted the need for a change in the current speed limit.

Ald. Cherry said he had received a number of complaints from concerned members of the public about the speed of vehicles on the Clough Road to Cushendall Road.

“Parents of school children in Clough are now concerned,” he said.

The Alderman told the meeting that on one occasion a car was travelling so fast along the road that the trailer attached to it broke off and ended up in a private garden.

“If a child had been in the garden, it would have been killed,” he stated.

Councillors went on to support his proposal that a letter be sent to the appropriate authorities calling for action to be taken.

“We are not looking for a new road or anything just a post with a new sign on it,” said Ald. Cherry.