Cllr Dickson said: “I want to see the temporary speed limit pilot scheme rolled out at schools across Northern Ireland. This is a commonsense approach to tackling the devastating death toll on our roads, therefore I do not see why the Department of Regional Development and police cannot go the extra step further.
“I have been contacted by a number of people who have asked me to campaign for these measures to be implemented on a wider basis than the current pilot scheme. There will obviously be financial costs to doing so, but I believe the benefits will far outweigh any of them.
“Reducing the speed limit near schools at certain times will help create a culture change amongst drivers. We need to see people changing their attitudes and realising the horrendous implications of driving at speed.”