Monday 26 June 2017

Mum of tragic Jake 'cries with happiness' at 30kmh zones

The brave mother who campaigned for lower speed limits on residential roads after the death of her son has spoken of her joy as a 30kmh limit was introduced in areas of Dublin. Stock Image
The brave mother who campaigned for lower speed limits on residential roads after the death of her son has spoken of her joy as a 30kmh limit was introduced in areas of Dublin. Stock Image

Gavin White

The brave mother who campaigned for lower speed limits on residential roads after the death of her son has spoken of her joy as a 30kmh limit was introduced in areas of Dublin.

Roseann Brennan said she "wants to cry with happiness" after 30kmh speed limits were brought in for Dublin's city centre. Ms Brennan lost her son Jake (6) in 2014, after he was hit by a car outside the family's house in Kilkenny.

She started a campaign called Jake's Legacy to try and lower speed limits. Yesterday, the 30kmh limit was introduced for residential areas in Dublin city centre.

The area includes that bounded by the Grand Canal, Suir Road, South Circular Road - north of the Suir Road junction - Conyngham Road, Parkgate Street, Infirmary Road, North Circular Road - west of its junction with Dorset Road Lower - Dorset Street Lower and the Royal Canal.

Ms Brennan said the new limit "makes so much sense".

"Our little Jakey brought this issue to light and made us all highlight the massive problem," she said.

Irish Independent

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