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.
News Image
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.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

02 March 2018
Schools Closures Across NI
The Department of Education have published a list of all schools across that have confirmed they will be closed today, Friday 2nd March, 2018 due to the adverse weather conditions.
30 October 2019
Other News In Brief
Council Honours Gary Lightbody With Freedom Of The Borough Award Ards and North Down Borough Council has awarded local musician Gary Lightbody with its highest honour, the Freedom of the Borough. The Bangor man and lead singer of Snow Patrol earned the accolade for his outstanding contribution to the area by putting it on the map.
22 January 2013
Heavy Snow Closes Over 80 Schools
Over 80 schools across Northern Ireland have been closed as the heavy snow continues to cause disruption on Tuesday morning. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, as the snow is continuing to affect many roads. Areas which have been majorly disrupted include Lisburn, Castlereagh and Carryduff.
13 November 2019
NI House Prices Up 2%
House prices in Northern Ireland increased by 2% in the three months to September, official statistics have revealed. Some 6,002 residential premises were sold between July and September, with the house price index increasing by 4% when compared to the same period of 2018.
30 October 2019
NICHS: New Eye Test May Detect Heart Conditions
Groundbreaking research carried out in Northern Ireland is on the cusp of creating a high street eye test that detects heart conditions.