Leitrim County Council are proposing lowering the speed limit in council estates from 50kmph to 30kmph.
The council proposed lowering the speed limits in council estates in Ballinamore, Carrigallen, Drumshanbo, Newtowngore, Cloone and other estates in the Ballinamore Electoral District at the most recent Municipal Assembly. The Gardai have agreed to the changes. The plan will be on public display for the month of August with adoption expected in November. The new bylaws will only apply to council estates. Councillors had questions about some estates which are divided by a regional or national road and all those queries will be answered at the September meeting.
Councillor Brendan Barry requested the council put in place L.E.D speed detection and display signs on approaches to St.Brigid’s National School Drumcong. He said, “these signs are very effective in reducing speed.”The council said the warning lights at this school are the same as at all other National Schools.
Also, a 50kph speed limit has been put in place at Drumcong. The council said they are thinking of dis-using the LED speed detection signs as youngsters are competing against each other to get the highest reading. They will be replaced by ‘slow’ on the LED signs.