Wednesday, September 21, 2022

By Trevor Quinn

A councillor is calling for a representative from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to address an upcoming meeting of Mayo County Council.

Cathaoirleach Cllr Seamus Weir has said he believes there are inappropriate speed limits on some national secondary roads where motorists can travel at 80kph in areas that are more suited to 50kph.

Cathaoirleach Cllr Seamus Weir has said he believes there are inappropriate speed limits on some national secondary roads where motorists can travel at 80kph in areas that are more suited to 50kph

The Independent representative, who will raise the issue at the council’s Roads Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meeting today (Tuesday) wants instant bylaws to reduce the speed limits.

“This is where you have tight corners or busy [areas] where kids are playing near the road and every secondary road is 80kph. [TII] was supposed to do something about this because you can’t drive at 80kph everywhere.

“Some parents are concerned, particularly where a lot of houses are built together and I believe that in those instances the limit should be dropped down to 50kph. We need to bring in bylaws and we don’t need to be waiting maybe two or three years until we review the bylaws.”

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