The introduction of a 30kph speed limit in the centre of Dublin next Monday is another blow for motorists in the city.
The move, which Dublin city councillors voted for in a bid to cut road deaths, flies in the face of common sense.
Dublin city is one of the safest places in the country in terms of road safety, which means there is no justification for the new measure.
Traffic gridlock often brings cars to a complete stop in the city. Now frustrated motorists will have the new speed limit to contend with to make matters worse.
This measure could end up causing accidents rather than preventing them among pressurised motorists.
Dublin City Council must monitor the new speed limit to see its effects, and be prepared to reverse it if necessary.