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Crash barriers needed at 'safe' school route

Crash barriers needed at 'safe' school route
Residents in an Inverness town are calling for crash barriers to be installed on the corner of a road, judged to be a Safe Route to School by the local authority, after a spate of road accidents.

Recently, a vehicle smashed through a wall and into the window of a house at the corner of Telford Road and Pumpgate Street in Merkinch, the Inverness Courier reports.

A similar incident happened only three months ago.

Residents say they want crash barriers deployed to stop any further problems.

"What we want is a proper barrier which would protect the houses and pedestrians, and proper signage," resident Ian Downe told the newspaper.

There are plastic bollards at the corner but these are deemed to be inadequate.

Councillor Donnie Kerr told the newspaper: "It is time that transport, environmental and community services looked at ways to make this corner safe for pedestrians, especially as this is one of the Safe Routes to School for Merkinch Primary School."

A spokesperson for the council said it would investigate the situation.

Recently, it was reported that security bollards will be installed in Windsor's pub and club district to ensure that some roads can only be accessed by pedestrians.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800266979-ADNFCR

Date: 01/12/2010 16:59:35

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