Mrs Jenny Palmer, a Lagan Valley Ulster Unionist Assembly candidate and Lisburn and Castlereagh City Councillor, has challenged the Stormont Executive “to set dedicated funding aside to ensure there is proper street and road lighting across the constituency”.
Councillor Palmer said: “Road safety should not simply be limited to fixing dangerous potholes in roads. The Executive needs to ensure there is effective cash available to provide clear lighting, not just in specific parts of the Lagan Valley constituency, but right across the region.
“I do not want to see a situation emerging where some of our roads and streets become almost ‘no go’ areas in the evening or at night because of inadequate lighting.
“I want action, not meaningless phrases, to categorically ensure that any roads, streets or junctions do not become potential accident blackspots because of poor lighting conditions.”