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Local farmer expresses concern over road safety in Monaghan

Oct 6, 2022 15:10 By News Northern Sound
Local farmer expresses concern over road safety in Monaghan Local farmer expresses concern over road safety in Monaghan
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'We’re the heaviest burdened tax payers in Europe using the roads and it should be left to those who are paying it'

A North Monaghan farmer says he dreads driving his tractor on weekend mornings due to the burden of cyclists using the road.

According to Michael, cyclists who do not ride in a single file manner pose a great threat to the health and safety of both those who cycle and also other vehicle drivers.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show, Michael said the success of the North Monaghan cycling club is something that he "congratulates" however the desire for cyclists to ride side by side as opposed to a single file, is something that local roads are just "not capable of accommodating."

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The local farmer believes often or not, safety concerns are not dealt with until something happens, which he says "should not" be the case.

As a result, he says authorities should enforce every cyclist to wear a registration number, so that behaviour in the way of wavering out in front of a vehicle could be reported:

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