Life begins at thirty?
A new 30km an hour limit came into effect on 31st January in the Dublin city centre in an effort to improve road safety and save lives. In a report by Dublin City Council ‘pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable if involved in a collision with a vehicle.’ It also mentions research which states that ‘the percentage of pedestrians killed when in a collision with a vehicle travelling at 50kph is 45% but reduces to 5% when the vehicle speed is 30kph.’
So where does the new extension apply to?
It covers all roads within the city centre covering the areas between Bolton Street on the northside to Kevin Street Lower/St. Stephen’s Green on the southside. A full report on the new limits is available on the Dublin City Council website, and I found their map very useful.
Where’s next you may ask?
It has been hinted that a 30 kilometre an hour city centre speed limit may be introduced in Cork and Galway. I will keep you updated on this in the future when more is revealed.
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