Skip to content
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Image: Shutterstock/Martina I. Meyer

Poll: Should speed limits be reduced in rural areas?

Campaigners say it would encourage cycling and walking.
Aug 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 44,984 109

AN INITIATIVE IN Dublin plans to reduce the speed limit to 30km/h across the city.

Campaigners say this lower limit makes roads safer for all users and promotes active travel by making cyclists and pedestrians feel secure.

Research has shown that pedestrians’ chances of surviving being hit by a car rapidly decrease the faster the vehicle is travelling.

Most rural roads don’t have footpaths and the vast majority of road deaths in Ireland occur on rural roads with a speed limit of 80km/h or higher.

So today we’re asking: Should speed limits be reduced in rural areas?


Poll Results:

Yes (8200)
No (5045)
I don't know/no opinion (430)



#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

Send a tip to the author

Céimin Burke

COMMENTS (109)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a comment

     
    cancel reply
    Back to top