Accident in Pléguien: are the road locks suitable?

Accident in Pléguien: are the road locks suitable?
Accident in Pléguien: are the road locks suitable?

Sunday May 12, around 5:30 a.m., two cars collided at the entrance to the town of Pléguien, on the D9 between Lanvollon and Saint-Quay-Portrieux. While one vehicle was already engaged, the other would not have allowed it to pass. Several local residents expressed their questions regarding the relevance of the road locks, which were installed a year ago, sources, according to them, of several accidents previously. A development which was carried out in order to “secure entry and exit to the housing estate under construction, which includes 60 housing units. Our desire is to protect pedestrian traffic,” says the mayor, Philippe Le Goux.

A year later, the objective has been achieved: “Concretely, we see that people drive slower on this departmental road. I would say that 90% of the passages go well. Then, there are drivers who do not respect the Highway Code, by driving too fast or under the influence of alcohol. It’s a question of civics and it’s not the mayor’s responsibility.”

“Always difficult to find the perfect solution”

And the councilor assures that he has made this choice “according to the recommendations of the Departmental Agency for Support to Local Authorities (Adacl). We first carried out tests with plastic locks and then organized public meetings to obtain feedback from local residents. It’s always difficult to find the perfect solution, it seemed to us that this was the least bad.” Ruling out the possibility of installing a speed bump, such as a speed bump or Berlin cushion, which also has its drawbacks.

This Wednesday, May 15, a meeting is scheduled with Adacl. “We need to think about a similar development on the other side of the town, towards Saint-Quay-Portrieux. Obviously this accident concerns us and we will talk about it again. Overall, excessive speed in our towns, in Pléguien and elsewhere, is a real issue. As mayor, I feel helpless.”

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