Bollards needed at schools in Naas, Kill, Sallins, Two Mile House and Caragh

To cut number of accidents

Paul O'Meara

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Bollards needed at schools in Naas, Kill, Sallins, Two Mile House and Caragh

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Bollards and street lighting poles located near schools should be painted to lessen the possibility of accidents.

There are some 11 primary schools in the greater Naas areas, including Kill, Sallins, Two Mile House and Caragh.

Politician Sorcha O’Neill, a local councillor, wants Naas Municipal District to paint the roadside bollards and light poles “a striking yellow and red paint”.

She believes this will provide an additional reminder to motorists to slow down “as there are young children in the vicinity.”

Some of the schools are located in areas where many vehicles are passing at school opening and closing times.

“The idea is to highlight to motorists that there is a school in the immediate vicinity so that they can be extra vigilant and monitor their speed accordingly,” said Cllr. O’Neill.

She said this has been done elsewhere, such as in cities in Holland where motorists are warned outside every creche, primary school, Montessori school to take extra care.