Speed limit signs only required at entry to Limerick estates

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WHEN will 30 kilometre speed limit signs be erected in Kennedy Park, Glasgow Park and Flanker Court areas of Limerick City?

This was a question to Limerick City and County Council officials at last week’s Metropolitan District meeting from Fianna Fáil councillor Catherine Slattery.

Senior Engineer Hugh McGrath informed her that Kennedy Park, Glasgow Park and Flanker Court are considered as one enclosed residential area, which currently has a speed limit of 30km per hour under Jake’s Law.

This law is named after Jake Brennan, a six-year-old who was killed in Kilkenny in 2014 after being hit by a speeding car in his home estate, and the campaign by his mother Roseann to introduce a 30kph limit in housing estates nationwide.

“Vehicles can only enter or exit this 30kmph area from the Roxboro Road. 30kmph signage is only required at the vehicular entry points to this zone which is currently in place at the two entry points,” Mr McGrath explained.

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