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Councillors in the Ballina Municipal District have expressed split views on the idea of asking Transport Infrastructure Ireland to return the speed limit on the N58 Ballyvary to Foxford road to 100kmh.
Provisional road collision statistics for 2017 show a 15 per cent drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016.
Proposals for new speed limits on national primary and secondary roads, and regional and local roads, in County Galway, are available for public consultation. Cllr Jim Cuddy is calling on people to make their views known.
Mayo County Council this week introduced new bye-laws to reduce the speed limit in 114 estates throughout the county to 30km per hour, this new slew of estates follows a reduction in the speed limit in 99 estates in 2015, and the council will be considering a further list of estates for implementation of a similar speed limit later this year.
Two young men lost their lives in separate road crashes around the county in recent days.
More than 150 local residence of Bohola gathered at the Community Centre in Bohola village to protest at the lack of progress in securing traffic calming measures through the village and the erection of 60km speed limits. The protest was organised to highlight to Mayo County Council, the National Roads Authority, and Government that all the residents of the village are fully behind the Bohola Traffic Calming Action Committee in their attempts to achieve a proper traffic management solution for the village.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has called for a full review of speed limits currently in place across Mayo including in housing estates and areas where children play. Deputy Mulherin was speaking following the launch of a new document entitled “Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits”, which has been produced by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD.
Councillor John Dolan is calling for a reduction in the speed limits in residential areas. Speaking at last week’s September meeting of Athlone Municipal District, Fine Gael councillor said that a change of the council bylaws to allow for 30km/h speed limits in all estates and residential areas that lie inside a 50km/h zone was essential for the safety of pedestrians.
There has been an alarming increase in the number of child, cyclist, and pedestrian casualties on Irish roads, according to a review of Ireland’s road safety performance in the first seven months of 2014, published by the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána.
The number of road fatalities in Galway has halved since 2007, according to a recently published report by the Road Safety Authority.