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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C
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30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads

Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said there is strong academic evidence that this move can save lives.

DUBLIN CITY COUNCILLORS have approved the introduction of a 30km/h speed limit on all residential roads within the canal ring of the city.

In a vote last night, 37 councillors were in favour, eight were against and two abstained.

Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today, Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe said the new by-laws will come into force on roads inbetween canals on 31 March. At the end of May, a number of other residential areas will also see a change to the 30km/h limit.

“The reason for it is that it’ll save lives. There is a lot of strong academic evidence saying that if people are driving slower, less people will be killed or injured,” Cuffe said.

The councillor also said the change will ease parents’ worries about their children walking in these areas. Road signs will now be changed to reflect the new, lower speed limit and “where budgets allow”, the council will make changes to the roads.

“Simply changing the road signs does work – you get a significant change,” he said.

Read: The AA thinks they’re ‘ridiculous’, but Dublin City Council stands firm on 30km speed limits>

Read: Breakdown: These are the speeds of drivers caught over the speed limit since 7am>

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