A councillor has demanded that Go Safe speed vans stop parking beside graveyards and churches.
The issue was raised at the monthly meeting of the Joint Policing Committee after a complaint by one of its member.
Committee member James Trearty recalled how a speed van was parked outside Termon Church during the recent wake and funeral of Termon GAA Club’s chairman, Danny O’Donnell.
County councillor Michael McBride said that such speed vans should never be allowed to park outside graveyards or churches.
“I think it should be a policy that they should never be parked outside graveyards or churches,” he said.
Garda Chief Superintendent Terri McGinn said that Go Safe vans should act respectively within the community but said they were parked in places where there had been recorded incidents of crashes or fatal accidents.
She added that if people were aware of a funeral happening in an area then they could contact Gardai so that such incidents did not happen.
She said she will take back the message from the meeting to the National Traffic Office.Tags: