The ERSC has recommended a 45mph speed limit on national primary roads where no central median or side crash barriers are present.
EU wants to slash rural speed limit - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ieEUROPE'S top road safety agency warned yesterday that the speed limit on our killer rural roads is too high and should be slashed by a third.
But the proposal is unlikely to be implemented by local authorities as speed limits here were changed and set when the country switched over to metric limits in 2004 -- and such a move now would not enjoy the support of many motorists.
Also, the EU is not in a position to force Ireland to introduce the recommended lower limits to save lives -- because it does not have control over national speed limits.
The general speed limit of 100kmh on main rural roads which do not have dividing crash barriers should be cut to 70kmh or less, an official report recommended yesterday.
They want people to crawl around in 4th gear.