New speed limits come into effect in parts of Greystones
MOTORISTS in Greystones will be forced to slow down as a new temporary speed limit came into place last week and will remain until December of 2015.
The new speed limit is being enforced as a result of continued road works which are taking place under the Greystones Harbour Development. The roads that are affected by the change are Victoria Road, Cliff Road, The Bawn Road, Beach Road and Trafalgar Road, all of which will now be governed by a 30 km/h speed limit.
The new speed limit took effect on Thursday and will run until December 5 of next year unless the council state otherwise.
Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal Distict Tom Fortune said that he can’t see the new speed limit posing too much of a problem for members of the public.
‘In my opinion a speed limit of 30 km/h in a built up area like that is more than enough,’ he said.
‘ The roads affected are more or less in the middle of town and there is a school in the area and things like that, so I don’t think people will have a problem with it.’
Speed limits in the district is something which Cllr Fortune says that he has raised before with the council.
‘ This is something I’ve talked about before in council meetings,’ he said. ‘ There are plenty of built up areas where I feel the speed limit is too high. To be honest I would be in favour of making the speed limit in the area 30 km/h permanently even beyond next year.’
Cllr Tom Fortune