Residents give students’ traffic petition green light

STUDENTS are shouting “stop” as hundreds of schoolchildren are forced to cross a busy road — without a pedestrian crossing.

More than 1,200 schoolchildren daily run the gauntlet of heavy traffic on the streets of Carrigtwohill.

A petition, collected by schoolchildren and containing 1,500 local names has been sent to Cork Co Council demanding immediate implementation of traffic calming measures.

Gardaí have also backed the students’ initiative.

Fifth-year students at St Aloysius Secondary School were so concerned at the risk of a pedestrian fatality, they collected the petition themselves.

Said teacher Eileen O’Mahony: “Our main street is daily congested with articulated lorries, tractors and other vehicles.

“This heavy traffic in the mornings and afternoons has made it next to impossible for people of all ages to safely cross the road.”

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