Police respond to Ballycarry speeding concerns


Police have responded to a demand to tackle speeding in Ballycarry.

PSNI officers have been carrying out an operation in the village this morning (Friday).

Cllr. Mark McKinty.

Cllr. Mark McKinty.

A spokesperson for PSNI Larne said: “You told us you wanted your local officers in Ballycarry tackling speeding. You spoke, we listened. We have been out this morning.”

Mid and East Antrim councillor Mark McKinty has issued a “strong and stark call to action” following a fatal traffic accident in Ballycarry last month.

Mr. McKinty said: “For a number of years, speeding in the village of Ballycarry has been a major concern to local residents.

“At meetings, on the doorsteps and in personal conversations, examples of fast cars through the village are generally the first points to be raised.

“I and other community representatives have tirelessly raised the problem and at all levels.

“Disappointingly, it has either fallen on deaf ears or has not been taken seriously.

“Only a number of weeks ago, the village was the scene of a tragic accident. The time to act is now. No more talking. No more deferrals. Action must be taken before anyone else is injured or killed.

“Police, Transport NI and all other stakeholders must face their responsibilities.”