Mothers call for lower speed limits in housing estates

A protest is continuing outside the Dáil this evening, organised by two mothers who are calling for lower speed limits in housing estates.

A protest is continuing outside the Dáil this evening, organised by two mothers who are calling for lower speed limits in housing estates.

Six-year-old Jake Brennan died after he was hit by a car outside his home in Kilkenny last year.

His mother Roseanne today revealed the new Road Traffic amendment bill which is due to be debated and voted on in the Dáil this week.

Rita Malone, whose son Oran was seriously injured when he was hit by a car last September, is also supporting the proposed changes to speed limits.

She is appealing to drivers to take extra care on the road, especially in areas where children are out playing.

"Your car is a weapon," she said. "Some responsibility must lie with the driver…We're trying to encourage people to slow down (and) take their time, especially around housing estates."

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