16 November 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
West Cork Sinn Fein Cllr Paul Hayes is calling on the public to contact the Council to highlight roads they feel need their speed limit reviewed. Road safety and in particular the dangers of speeding drivers are a constant concern for road users. Many of the accidents on our roads are caused by motorists driving inappropriately fast on roads not suitable for such speeds.
Cllr Hayes told TheCork.ie
“We’ve all seen road signs signalling that drivers should not exceed a certain speed limit, 80 km per hour for example, however in reality, the roads in question are not suitable for such speeds. Another issue has been the expansion of towns and villages over recent years, whereby estates and rows of houses extend out beyond the 50 or 60 km per hour boundary, which can leave residents of these houses at risk of being hit by traffic travelling at high speed.”
Cllr Hayes added
“The public now has an opportunity to rectify these irregularities as Cork County Council are currently reviewing speed limits for roads across the county. Submissions are welcome up to November 27th if people feel speed limits should be adjusted in their area.”
The public can contact their local elected representatives with the specific road details or e-mail SpeedLimitReview@corkcoco.ie.