Audit of speed limits on nation's roads due today

Audit of speed limits on nation's roads due today
People see 'speed limits as a target speed to be obtained', Byrne claims.

The Minister for Transport is to unveil details of an audit of the speed limits on the country's roads today.

The plan comes a year after Leo Varadkar appointed a working group to assess areas where the limit may be too high or too low.

"So many people in this country appear to regard the speed limits as a target speed to be attained," said Gay Byrne, Chairman of the Road Safety Authority.

"The complaint keeps on being worded: 'how can I possibly travel at 80km an hour on a little laneway like this' - as if the speed limit is telling them that this is the speed you must travel at, instead of the highest permitted speed."


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