Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (275)

Denis Naughten

Question:

356 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport if, further to correspondence from a person (details supplied) in County Cork, these proposals were considered by the speed limits working group; the reason the proposal was not included; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6985/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

The working group on the review of speed limits reviewed the present policy on road signs that are deployed for the signing of speed limits. In this context, the group gave consideration to a number of proposals for new approaches to such signage that had been submitted, including a proposal from the person to whom the Deputy is referring.

The report of the working group stated in paragraph 8.8 that having examined these various proposals, the group was of the view that there is no compelling argument for changing the current approach that applies to speed limit signing generally. In addition, the group advised that the adoption of complex signage proposals that would deviate substantially from current national and international practice and experience should not be promoted. The report of the review group is available on my Department's website and I am arranging to forward copies to the Oireachtas.