Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (269)

Jerry Buttimer

Question:

271 Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to increase signage on motorway on ramps reminding drivers to yield to traffic already on the main carriageway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34216/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual national roads, including the provision of signage, are matters for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

Noting this, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NRA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you don't receive a reply within 10 working days.