Elderly People In Sixmilebridge “Living In Fear” Of Speeding Drivers

It’s claimed elderly people in the Sixmilebridge area are living in fear of dangerous driving on their doorsteps.

The Limerick and Shannon Roads are said to be the worst hit parts of the town, particularly at peak commuter times, and now it’s hoped a collaborative approach involving all local stakeholders can do something to address the issue.


Residents in Sixmilebridge say they’ve been dealing with serious speeding issues for quite a number of years.

Now, however, it’s apparently getting worse – and they say at peak commuter times on the main routes to nearby towns and Limerick City are lethal.

Sheila Flynn is a lifelong resident of the Limerick Road and says for all pedestrians, it’s becoming an increasingly worrying problem.

Now, it’s hoped a joined up approach will be taken between Gardaí, Clare County Council and the residents in the area to tackling the issue.

Clare County Council says the issue has been raised with them and that it’s been discussed with An Garda Síochána.

This has resulted in digital speed signs being installed, while the Gardaí say they will add the Limerick Road to their speed detection patrols.

Sixmilebridge Fine Gael Councillor John Crowe says it’s important that they add to the infrastructure there too, to make it safer for all road users.

Clare County Council gave this Statement:

The matter of speeding vehicles on the R462 Limerick Road Sixmilebridge was raised by Councillor John Crowe at the July meeting of the Shannon Municipal District as part of the attached Notice of Motion response. The Garda Siochana and the Shannon Municipal District Office have discussed the matter. The Shannon MD has digital speed signs on order for the Limerick Road Sixmilebridge and the Garda Siochana will include this location in their speed detection patrols.