Council ordered to remove unnecessary speed-limit signage

Local authorities around the country including Leitrim County Council, have been ordered to take down high speed-limit signs on dangerous stretches of road.

Local authorities around the country including Leitrim County Council, have been ordered to take down high speed-limit signs on dangerous stretches of road.

Local authorities around the country including Leitrim County Council, have been ordered to take down high speed-limit signs on dangerous stretches of road.

by Leonie McKiernan

Default 80km/hour signage on roads where such speeds would be clearly dangerous have also been targeted in the overhaul of speed signage.

A number of narrow rural roads are currently covered by such signage despite the fact that it would be foolish to travel at such speeds.

The order to review the speed limits and the location of the signs displaying them is contained in a circular sent to every city and county manager by the Department of Transport.

To read the full sotry see this week’s Leitrim Observer.