Thursday 14 December 2017

Drivers face another six months of 30kmh limit

Shane Hickey

MOTORISTS will have to adhere to a controversial speed limit in the centre of the capital for at least another six months even though frantic efforts are being made to change the law.

A special meeting of Dublin City Council's transport committee this week will examine plans to overhaul the 30kmh limit in places across the city.

The laws, which have been active for just over two weeks, have angered many motorists who say traffic is being unnecessarily slowed.

As a result, Labour and Fine Gael have put forward separate motions to change the speed limit, illustrating a gathering pace among councillors to alter the controversial measures.

But it will take between six and eight months for the law to be changed if councillors vote them through. This is because the new by-laws will have to go through public consultation.

Dublin City Council executive manager Tim O'Sullivan has said there had been "no impact on traffic congestion in the city" since the speed limit was introduced.

Irish Independent

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