Why 'Jake's law' on speed limits is the fastest way to cut road death numbers

Roseann and Chris Brennan, parents of victim Jake Brennan, at the end of the protest to Jake's Legacy which took place outside Leinster House, Dublin. Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Liz O'Donnell

The unopposed passage in the Dáil this week of a law Bill (Jake's law) to introduce a 20kph speed limit in residential areas is a measure of the support across all political parties for strengthening rules to promote road safety.