Part-Time 20mph Limit Introduced Outside School

Motorists passing a primary school in Carrickfergus will be required to slow to 20 miles per hour or below from tomorrow onwards.

The new part-time speed limit will be operational outside the Model Primary School on the A2 Belfast Road from Wednesday 28 August.

It will apply for a distance of just under 500 metres, in the morning when pupils are arriving at school and at two separate times in the afternoon when pupils are leaving.
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The 20mph signs have amber lights which will flash when the reduced speed limit is in effect. There will also be warning signs on the approaches to the part time speed limit.

Road users should adhere to the new speed limit as it is being put in place to improve road safety. This speed limit will be enforceable by the PSNI.

As we approach the new school year all drivers are reminded to watch out for children walking or cycling and to take extra care around school buses, especially when children are getting on or off.

The Department for Infrastructure also urged drivers to comply with all speed limits in order to improve road safety at all schools.


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