Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Safety

8:00 pm

Photo of Pearse DohertyPearse Doherty (Donegal South West, Sinn Fein)
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Question 559: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport his plans to carry out a road safety impact study to assess the impact of the school transport cuts and the possibility of children having to walk to school or the increase in traffic at the junctions in an area (details supplied) in County Donegal. [17474/11]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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Any study on the possible impact of changes in the school transport system on local traffic volume and safety such as that referred to by the Deputy would be a matter for the appropriate local authority, in this case Donegal County Council. I would suggest that the Deputy raise the matter with them. As the school transport services comes under the remit of the Department of Education and Skills, the Deputy may wish to suggest to the County Council that they should liaise with that Department, should they wish to conduct a study.


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