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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 16 February 2012

Thursday, 16 February 2012

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Eoghan Murphy

Ceist:

30 Deputy Eoghan Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide further details about proposals for a national audit of speed limits; the way this audit will be conducted; and the way he plans to implement its proposals. [8871/12]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

My Department will shortly engage with the National Roads Authority and local authorities throughout the country with a view to ensuring that a nationwide audit of speed limits takes place. The aim of this audit is to examine and improve, where appropriate, the application by local authorities of speed limits and speed limit signage throughout the country, in accordance with my Department's "Guidelines for the Application of Special Speed Limits” issued last year.

As this work will involve extensive input from and engagement with the NRA and road authorities to reduce inconsistencies and the potential for driver confusion, it will take some time, but it is my intention to complete this project during the course of this year. I am determined that the necessary improvements should be implemented as soon as possible so as to further enhance road safety, saving lives and reducing serious injuries.

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