Councillor Noreen McClelland has asked road users to drive with caution after a local primary school pupil was almost hit by a vehicle that mounted the kerb outside of Glengormley Integrated Primary school. Councillor McClelland has asked local drivers in the community to consider avoiding routes near local schools at peak times.
Cllr McClelland commented:
"This is the second incident in recent months that involved a school child in a road traffic incident. Fortunately, this time, the young pupil avoided being hit by the car that mounted the kerb outside of the school gates.
"Glengormley has a traffic congestion problem and it is time that we as a community reconsider our travel methods to tackle this, especially around our local schools.
"I would particularly ask parents to consider parking further from the school gates where possible to help reduce congestion and to keep areas in the immediate vicinity of the school gates free from vehicles parking back-to-back.
"It is so important that we ensure that are children are safe going to and from school and we all must take steps to ensure we are playing our part in doing this before a pupil is badly injured or worse."